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Re: Human skin binding - Urban legend?
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- Subject: Re: Human skin binding - Urban legend?
- From: Thomas Larque <thomas_larque@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 02:46:18 +0100
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> So am I the only one who looks at the various forms of the human skin
> binding story and begins to wonder whether it might not be a bit of an
> urban legend? It seems to me that it falls into the category of, "it makes
> a good story, may as well tell it."
I don't blame you for being cynical - but I can assure you that I, for one,
actually stood and looked at a book bound with human skin "harvested" by the
Prison Doctor after the man had been hanged. The records were all still
so was the book.