Sunday, October 29, 2006


THE cobblestone street is dark and slick from a drizzly rain; the clouds are heavy and low, swallowing the steeple of nearby Christ Church Spitalfields and light spills from the Ten Bells Pub. More than 100 years ago, during what came to be called the Autumn of Terror, serial killer Jack the Ripper stalked this small pub in London's East End. Two of his victims were thought to have walked out its door into a night of horror. Today, the pub has become the centerpiece of one of London's most popular sightseeing tours — the Jack the Ripper walk.

(Excerpts from an article by Rosemary McClure)

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