This little story by G Septimus is a prequel to Arthur Miller's The Crucible. And if you're not familiar with this classic drama, I heartily recommend seeing or reading it. (Or just click the above link to read the Wikipedia summary).
It took Tom alot of messing about to get permission to reprint it on the site, and I got through a fair number of black chickens to get the illustration photo.... So we hope you enjoy it!