Put To Question: The Pear

Put To Question: The Pear of Anguish

Torture was not allowed under English law . . .
but those Wise Women who helped young lassies to miscarry their shame were sometimes punished with The Pear of

It was pushed up between the legs and unscrewed into four brutal petals that tore the insides apart.

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