Saturday, May 01, 2004

Not Salem, but London, Ontario

I've posted a teaser but go to The Globe and read the whole story.

From The Globe and Mail:

"The scene was something from a bygone age. The accused, a soft-spoken, unmarried woman of 34, wore a long, blue dress from neck to ankle. She sat in the 'prisoner's box,' an elevated pew in the centre of the splendid 19th-century courtroom. The room was filled with people in Amish dress -- men with broad-brimmed hats, women in homemade cotton, little boys with hair cut in the shape of inverted bowls. Except for the closed-circuit camera, it could have been the century before last. Or maybe Salem. "