‘That’s the necessary first step,’ said Myrna. ‘They dehumanise their victim. You’ve put it well.’
‘Oscar Wilde said that conscience and cowardice are the same thing. What stops us from doing horrible things isn’t our conscience but the fear of getting caught.’
Violent death demanded Earl Grey.
When the people loyal to the crown during and after the War of Independence were fleeing, they had no way of knowing when they were safe. So a code was designed. Three pines in a cluster meant the loyalists would be welcome.’