. Tom loved his candle so much, it was his mother. His mother was
a poor candle maker and servant who lived in wilkershore mansion.
He was born a servant. The mistress beat her so often. She shed
blood nearly every night. She knew that she wouldn't live long
and she wanted to leave something for her little boy, something
of hers so that he could remember her. So whilst she would bleed
she would make his candle until the bleeding stopped. In a few
months time the candle was complete. It had Pigments of blood
within. Eliza gifted this candle to her son tom.
The home they lived in consisted of many servants. The teacher
who taught the eight children there was a very evil man. The
master had three wives and eight children, all of which were no
older than six years old. Sometimes Mr Griffith let tom into the
lessons. Every time a child was incorrect, tom was beaten with a
One dreadful night when the master and mistress were out, Mr
Griffith led all the children into the large hall. They were
excited to be seeing some kind of performance. Tom was there too.
Mr Griffith's original plan was to scare the children by giving
an example of hell; he was going to continuously beat poor tom.
But he did something much worse instead. Tom was huddled in a
corner holding his crimson spotted candle. He was staring at his
mother with tears in his eyes as he watched her scrub the floor
with great difficulty. She was covered in bruises and scars.
Silent tears dripped down her face as she was in agony. Mr
Griffith called tom and noticed the candle. Tom told him what it
was and realised it was a big mistake.
"Reserving blood is a devils sin" he told them. "She-devils
should be punished!" he bellowed. Mr Griffith then dragged Eliza
to her feet and slapped her. "I shall show u what happens to such
people" he screamed at the children. His eyes glinting with
excitement, he slapped her again and again. the children watched
in fear. "You want more blood, boy?! Here's you blood!" Mr
Griffith bust Eliza's nose. Red droplets poured out onto the
floor. Eliza was staggering. She collapsed. Mr Griffith advanced
onto her. He removed his shoe and beat her again and again. At
first she screamed with every blow, but then she went deadly
silent though still conscious. He pulled out a penknife and
slashed her face and arms and legs. Blood spattered everywhere;
Mr Griffith was covered but didn't care at all. Mr Griffith
snatched the candle from toms weakened hands and lit it. He then
trailed the candle up and down Eliza's skin and she began to
scream again. He was burning her skin, dark brown crusty patches
began to sore, and bleed. The children started cheering at this
point. Tom began to surge with anger…….
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