By Myrvin Chester
Published by Myrvin Chester at Smashwords
Copyright 2011 Myrvin Chester
My Lady Xanthippe
“Get them all to move away Phaedo. I will see the captain first.”
The captain came straightaway.
“I sent the messenger immediately sir. Nothing seems to have been touched. But I don’t think you should go any further.”
“Why not captain?”
“It is a horrible sight sir.”
“Nevertheless, I have to see.”
“As you wish.”
As they approached the scene, the Archers had backed off at Phaedo’s insistence, and Phaedo was only a little way away being very sick. The prospect was indeed a ghastly one.
“A terrible sight indeed captain. What do you think has happened?”
Socrates is not recorded as taking part in any criminal investigation. This historical oversight is corrected in this book. When the holy statues of Athens, known as the herms, were castrated, Socrates was in the city. There may even have been a suggestion that he was somehow involved. Therefore, he must have been affected by this sacrilegious act, and must have been at least a little involved in trying to discover the perpetrators.