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severed neck. The body and head was next placed on a pile of wood, and
reduced to ashes, which were thrown upon the river and borne away, and that
territory has never since been plagued by the visits of a vampire.
My father has a copy of the report of the Imperial Commission, with the
signatures of all who were present at these proceedings, attached in verification
of the statement. It is from this official paper that I have summarized my account
of this last shocking scene.