The photo for this week:
Tower Bridge, London
The prisoner was praying for a low high tide.
He was accused of being part of a gang of highly active witchcrafters. After years of investigation by detectives and the police he was caught yesterday. The court was packed with shouting and demonstrating people. They were all thrown out of court after a bit of a brawl. The judge did not listen to him when he explained it was not him. The judge just said: “Into the dungeon with him till he drowns to death!”
Here he was, looking over the rising water of the river Thames. Looking at the London bridge, near which he had slept and lived many years. The water was rising more and more. Soon his cell would be overflown. He knew there was no way out. The tide had to be high twice before they would come and look if he was dead.