was a sweet and innocent young woman.
When she wasnīt at home on her large estate, which she
had inherited in an young age, she was living at
the Queenīs Court, trying to serve Her Highness the best she
She was also a little naive and only saw the best in people, so when
an aunt begane to plot against her, to take over her estate and her
large fortune, she
didnīt see anything before it was to late.
One day early in
the morning, just after she had
got up from bed and was getting ready to
receive her breakfast, some soldiers
barged into her room.
The terrified young girl didnīt understand
anything, when they told her, she was under
arrest for stealing one of
the Queenīs diamont rings.
Why should she? She had everything!
In the interrogation
cellar, they first took
away all her clothes and all her jewellery.
Then they cut her hair and left her
standing in the cold filthy water.
It didnīt take long, before she confessed
to everything, they accused her for.
The sentence was quick
She was condemned to be hanged by her neck.
Then, at the last moment, her aunt asked if
she was allowed keep her as a convict labourer
on her new estate for one year, before
sending Maggie back to the gallows to hang.
The request was
After been branded and nose ringed
Maggie was send to her former estate, now
owned by her aunt, to work as a slave.
As an additional humiliation, the aunt also
ordered her nieceīs nipples to be ringed,
showing everybody Maggie wasnīt a
human being any more, but only a beast of burden.
On her auntīs
order Maggie every evening had to licke
the feet on all the peasant girls, who were working
as serfs on the estate.
"Move it lazy
Or you will not get anything to eat today either !"
The hard work soon took their toll on her slight body.
The peasant girls
didnīt show any compasion
with their former mistress.
In their world, girls were only born to work hard.
Why should it be any different for the countess?
This was a world Maggie had never
dreamed of existed.
In her overprotected childhood and
youth, she had only known kindness, and
had always thought it was freely most of the girls
working in the fields had been naked.
Every night she
was locked into a fiddle,
so she couldnīt steal food.
This was her life until one day
the one year of drudgery was over, and
the poor girl, long forgotten by
everybody at the Court, was fetched again
by the soldiers and brought back to the noose.
Nobody could recognize her then.
Everybody who saw her dangle,
thought it only was some impoverished
beggar girl caught for stealing.