Soon Lennart had them all over him. Like bats, they bit deeply into his skin and sucked out so much blood that he collapsed. Then they moved him to the altar where they carried out a grotesque ritual in honor of the full moon. The small people, who lived in this isolated and forgotten district, had always wanted to crucify one of the bog people.

At dawn the next day, Urban found his father's corpse nailed to the cross on the altar and that was all he found. Not a trace of the small people could be seen.

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