October 30th. 1899
No one knows who put the Way Stone got there or why, one local myth says that in days gone young women hoping for a child would pour honey or place a garland of flowers over the “beak” of the column while others hinted at a darker past, saying the protuberance acted as both anchor point and anvil to strike off the hands or even head of an unlucky victim tied there, some said it was called the Way Stone because it was a signpost for Hell itself. It was said the screams of their suffering could oft be heard most especially upon All Hallows Eve and the local people all agreed it was a place steeped in arcane mystery and best avoided after dark.
So it is with that in mind that I, Professor Arnold Guthridge of St Aidan’s College set off to keep…
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