Novelist Edmund C. Bentley
Wrote poetry, too — subsequently
He and his strange middle name
Have gathered their own little fame.

More from Salt:

To enforce the law against suicide, it was ordered that the bodies of people who took their own lives be salted, brought before a judge, and sentenced to public display […] Breton historians have discovered that in 1784 in the town of Cornouaille, Maurice LeCorre had died in prison and was ordered salted for trial. But due to some bureaucratic error, the corpse did not get a trial date and was found by a prison guard more than seven years later, not only salted but fermented in beer, at which point it was buried without trial.

  • Loliinspired

    I love you dear Yuki

    but you're making me pukey

    please bring a halt

    to the posts about salt

  • Well, corpses can be awfully quiet.

    Very strange that they would try a corpse - I've always thought the law against suicide was un-enforceable. If you successfully break that law, how would they punish you? Now I know. Thanks, yuki. :)

  • Man, if I kill myself, that's totally the way I want to go.

  • What?!? Where was the corpse? How do you not notice a corpse for seven years? And then, after seven years of not, how do you suddenly come across it? And where did the beer come in? Oh, my mind is reeling.

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