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Arsenic and Old Lace

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Mary Bell and her husband Henry lived in a cottage nestled in the woods during the late 1800’s. They were a very happy couple until the day they lost their only child Mabel to tuberculosis. It really hit them both hard which turned their whole world upside down. Henry started drinking pretty heavily and paying less attention to his wife’s needs. Resentment was setting in from his wife and she decided she had enough and with a couple pinches of arsenic Henry was dead. Mary Bell’s love for men soured from that day forward turning her heart as cold as ice.

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