answer eluded them, their experience hastened then to their grandfather. Placing
the queer object at the feet of the relaxing old man, they looked at him with
inquisitive looks for enlightenment on the object.
He glanced at it rolling his eyes around it and said,
it was the skull of an unknown French Warrior who fought
against the English in 1704. When the word 'soldier'
darted from the lips of Kasper, little Peterkin desired
to probe further and asked for full particulars.
Kasper outlined the battle of Balenhiem, fought in 1704, when Duke Marlborough
scored a resounding victory over the French. The fury and devastation of the war
was such that the French were routed and massacred ruthlessly by the well equipped
British army. The British solders blinded by power lust went round and round the
country with fire in one hand and sword in the other, annihilating every
conceivable object, living or non-living. Each resembled in his grim shape 'SIVA',
the God of destruction and brought untold misery to the people. With shapes
dreadful and acts ruthless, they struck terror into the minds of the innocent
and helpless women to such degree that some 'childing mothers' delivered babies
untimely at heir sight. The innocent and infirm, old and young were butchered
mercilessly. The land was filled with the dead and blood followed like rivers.