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Scarecrow of 1889

There once was a boy who was an orphan and suffered abuse from his village residents. The only friend he had was the dummy scarecrow on the field, whom he talked to. One day, a wealthy man brutally beat the boy. The next morning, the wealthy man was found dead, and the scarecrow was covered in blood.  Terrified, the villagers were convinced that the scarecrow had come to life to avenge its tormented friend. And it was the last scarecrow ever placed again in the fields, considering it a sign of death.  —   After scarecrow dolls begin appearing in the streets of Riddleford next to murder victims, the town is thrown into chaos. When the hunt for the mystery scarecrow murderer begins, it is only a matter of time before the famous Frontier Hall Opera House employees are subjected to suspicion, each protecting a secret of their own. But is that all that is going on? Or is there something unseen?

ash_knight17 · History
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Entry in the rain

Agnes strolled through Corby's streets at noon, umbrella in hand, as dark clouds threatened to rain. Despite her initial smile at the architecture and water fountains of the town, a sudden gust of wind wiped it away, leaving her scrambling to protect her hair from the ruffling breeze. 

"The wind here sure is strong," Agnes murmured, briefly considering returning to her room.

Intrigued by the prospect of adventure, Agnes decided to explore Rockingham Castle, a place she had never been before. Upon arrival, among fellow tourists eager to admire the historical beauty, she found herself in awe of the wooden interiors and the moody maroonish brown hue of the walls. As she admired a painting, a nearby man commented, capturing her attention.

"Beautiful, isn't it? They say the painter was beheaded for painting the count's wife. The count was possessive and didn't want the painter to show his wife's portraits to anyone else."