"We sent Jacoby out in the carriage to fetch Doctor Krumm and the doctor came quickly. The creature had been subdued in the cellar but by the time the doctor arrived, it had recovered from its altercation with Bartlett and was beginning to test its chains. Doctor Krumm tended to the gardener's wounds first - Bartlett's arm was lacerated and the wounds festered at an alarming rate - so the creature was fully awake by the time the doctor donned his protective garb and made the descent into the castle's depths.
I followed several paces behind, a pike from the armory at hand and two men-at-arms close behind. We observed the doctor approach the creature. It began a hellish keening that made us wonder if we should have called for Father John instead. The doctor approached, torch held high and the creature ceased its devilish cry. Slowly, the pale thing reached forward and extended a single, misshapen hand.
Its finger began to glow and I could stand it no more. I left Doctor Krumm to his work. No matter how much he cut, he could not solve the mystery of the creature's glowing finger."
-- Sir Alfred of Hartlepool to King James I