Te Mock was beaten to death by an angry mob on the outskirts of Cross in 1911. She had fled from Boston, where people believed her to be in league with the Devil. Ms. Mock was not in league with the Devil, of course, but when has reason stopped a mob?
I found her body just over the border, and rather than being allowed to return her remains to China, the body was seized by the state and given to a Boston hospital in order to ‘better study the Asian physique.’
Cross paid for the state’s stupidity.
Ms. Mock’s ghost returned shortly after her body’s confiscation and took her anger out on members of Cross. Her rage transformed her into what was known as a ‘hungry ghost.’ She was forced to feed off the corpses of Cross’ dead. Ms. Mock had been transformed, her body elongated, her mouth wide and filled with needles for teeth. She had four sets of arms, and eight pairs of hands, all equipped with razor-sharp nails to tear flesh from bone.
On July 2, during the Ghost Festival, I fed her cooked rice and fresh meat and promised to avenge her.
It took me twelve years to hunt down her killers. The last I slew on his deathbed, smothering him with a pillow.
I keep my promises.
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