Sunday, February 19, 2012
The Little Drummer Boy
The young boy was ordered to do all the chores, and to basically serve the Union soldiers as if he were their slave. Eventually, the constant badgering of the boy left him broken and depressed. He began to weep constantly and beg for his mother.
One night, the soldiers had been drinking, and the young boy's crying and begging began to irk them even more than usual. As a game, they picked the boy up, and began taunting him, as they literally threw him from person to person. One soldier missed the boy as he was tossed to him, and out the window the boy flew, where he crashed to the ground several stories below, hitting his head on a rock and dying instantly.
Visitors and employees to this day have heard strange sounds in and around the building: the whimpering cry of a young boy begging for his mother.
Image above by Henry Kidd