Too much heat causes madness. Madness leads to Murder.

Philanthony
The History Inquiry
4 min readJan 16, 2024

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Philip Samuel Maister sat on the side of his bed, quietly looking down at the lifeless bodies of his two children. He had called them both into his bedroom and locked the door before taking out his pistol and shooting them. His servant, William Smith, hearing the noise and being unable to open the door, had then climbed up to the window to observe the awful scene. He said: “Oh master, what have you done?” to which Maister softly replied: “You see what I have done”.

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