This is one of those old newspaper articles that make me howl with frustration. Bullock. Strange death. Hand of clock? What the?? Details people, details!!
According to this tiny article a bullock was found dead in strange circumstances. When a post-mortem was done it was discovered that the long hand of an eight-day clock was found piercing its heart.
I say it again…. what the?? So many questions!
Where did the bullock and the clock meet? Grandfather clocks are not usually kept in the same environment as a bullock are they? Was the bullock wandering through the parlour when it tripped, crushed the clock and was mortally wounded? I think someone might have noticed that little incident though.
Just say that someone wanted to end the life of this bullock, I can think of a thousand things on a farm that would be more to hand than this particular weapon, couldn’t you? Aaaarrrggghhh!!