Read this article and then think about it for a moment. Go on… I can wait.
Did you read about the poor newlyweds and their bridal party being attacked on what was supposed to be such a happy day? What an awful thing to happen! Lucky that two of the party survived the carnage and made it back to report such a terrible thing.
Or perhaps, like me, you read with suspicion about 22 horse sledges being attacked by wolves with only two of the group surviving.
If the unfortunates in this story followed the old standard of men bravely fighting in order for the women and children to race to safety, how is it the women and children were eaten first? Lucky these blokes weren’t on the Titanic!
Not only that, if I was one of the two survivors I would have worded my statement a little more carefully than saying ‘the bridegroom refused to allow the bride to be sacrificed to the furious wolves, they were both thrown to the pack, torn to pieces, and eaten’.
Thrown to the pack? I might have put in a bit differently. ‘We tried desperately to save them, but the wolves dragged them from our grasp’ might sound a little less like ‘we kicked them out and ran for our lives’.
Sounds a bit like the women and children were thrown to the wolves to allow the men to escape, with the groom being the only one who objected to his missus being sacrificed!
I wonder what relation the remaining two were to the deceased? If this was a police television drama I would expect the investigation to find they were the only remaining beneficiaries after such a large family disaster.