A Mysterious Affair.
The following rather mysterious occurrence (says the "Lyttleton Times") is reported from Upper Riccarton : —At about half-past eight on Sunday evening two young women were observed walking hastily along the South road near Riccarton Church, bearing between them what appeared to be the corpse of a child. This was loosely wrapped in a covering of some soft material, and their evident desire to. conceal .what they were carrying, no less than the suspicious appearance of the burden, aroused curiosity. Passing up the road, which is here overshadowed by tall poplar trees, the two went on until they were seen to enter the gate at the upper end of the churchyard, which is also the parish cemetery. They were not seen to come out again, and whether they deposited their burden in the cemetery is also not known, a subsequent search having failed to reveal any recent disturbance of the graves. So far, nothing further has been ascertained to explain the affair or to account for the behaviour of the two young women.
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A Mysterious Affair., Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 2395, 8 April 1890
A Mysterious Affair. Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 2395, 8 April 1890
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