The bell of the dead came a ringin’
and the whole of the town was asleep,
the grave digger just kept a diggin’
he had much to do before the widow could weep
But the bell of the dead, it persisted
and finally he looked up to see,
that there above the grave of little Jack Rider
Was proof that no death had befallen he.
Buried alive, perhaps the worst way to die,
so the grave digger moved his post,
the widow would view her husband deceased
but to save this boys life mattered most.
Hours went by and it soon was apparent,
that he was much past 6 long feet deep,
someone intended to murder the poor boy;
to put little Jack Rider to sleep.
Slowly but surely, the bell stopped a ringin’
and still no sign of the box,
still the grave digger wouldn’t stop diggin’
intent to uncover this most dubious plot
When the widow looked down into the massive hole,
bleary eyed and afraid,
without a word she tossed a shovel
and slashed the grave digger across his face.
She than fled the scene of the murder,
for all 3 men involved were alike,
in at least the one simple way,
that she killed all 3 of them that night.
The police had absolutely no clue,
For a tremendous actress was she,
but tracked her previous footprints
to her home a ways down the street.
They knocked on her door before breaking it down,
to uncover a ghastly sight,
the body of the widow in bloody remains
sprawled on the floor in the half light.
There in the corner sat that little Jack Rider,
all bloody and looking in pieces,
He held up his knife to prove he was nice,
than swallowed it hard, and it cut him into pieces.
Fun stuff. :)