|The Bug (standard:humor, 576 words)|
|Author: stanley mcqueen kentucky backwoods writer||Added: May 11 2009||Views/Reads: 1742/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
The Bug Some men have mean wicked ways and that be the case of Walter north he was the most despised man in Jackson county Kentucky, he was a wife beater, and would not allow his own children to eat at the same table where he eat, he looked for trouble every day he would meet folks on the road waking and cuss them out for nary reason at all just so he could whip them good and leave them bleeding on the road, he had knifed and killed two man who he claimed had tore a fence down on his property, folks around Jackson always said even God had no use for Walter North , he would not allow his wife and children to attend the township church, and beat his children with a leather whip, he was a man that neighbor folks all feared, never a kind word ever come from his lips, and old dog had pups on his place and he put them in a burlap sack and put rocks in the sack with the pups and drowned them in the Rockcastle river, he would tie two tom cat together with a rope and threw them over a clothes line and watch them fight and scratch themselves to death, yes sir he was the meanest and most wicked man Jackson county ever had known, two men he had killed lay in the Jackson graveyard he claimed to the law he had kill them in self-defense and won his case in court because witness were afraid to swear against him.. His wife slipped and went to church one Sunday taking their children for the first time to a church meeting she thought he was passed out drunk and she could go to church in between hi s drunkenness. , she was wrong he come out of his passed out spell and new that his wife had probably slipped off to take their children to church, she has often begged him to let her take them to church and Sunday school, he rode his mule to the small township church house broke up the meeting and nearly beat the pastor to death, he told the preacher that the next whipping would be his last that he would kill him if he allowed his wife and kids to attend church. Some men go to the limit with God two week later after the church beating of the good pastor Walter North was chopping weeds out a stand of potatoes, and a small bug bite him and he died two hours later, folks were glad and even his kids never cried a tear at his passing away, no matter how a man may seem strong and invincible God can take him out with the bite of a common bug , all his life he had tormented folks, making men beg him not to kill them with his pistol he always carried, we have wicked men today that walk the earth in bitterness with such wicked heart as Walker had ...not a single soul attended his burying but the men who covered him up and had dug his grave for the service of the county , on his marker read as this Walter was a thud Who beat the preacher with a club And was killed graveyard dead by the bite of a potato Bug. Folks laughed ever time they read his inscription on his tomb stone. Tweet
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