|Offred||In 1991, the following notice was published ~ |
With due respect to sworn testimony of God-fearing citizens, -
Deeply regretted by the Commander and his good wife Serena Joy,-
In accord with the laws of the sons of Adam in this Republic of Gilead,-
the patronymic, concubine Offred to be hung at "The Wall" this evening.
Dereliction in duty per "The Ceremony", yet guilty of fornication with the Commander's chauffeur
by magistrates of this good parish of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Persuant to Holy Scripture, Mark 5:29 refers, -
And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee, for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish,
and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
On this day of our Lord, 1991 Anno Domini. Not the potter, but the potter's clay. Amen.
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