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The two old crones, chiming in together, began pouring out many piteous lamentations that the poor dear was too far gone to know her best friends; and were uttering sundry protestations that they would never leave her, when the superior pushed them from the room, closed the door, and returned to the bedside.
The two crones, to all appearance, too busily occupied in the preparations for their dreadful duties to make any reply, were left alone, hovering about the body.
"Here has been a sweet hour's sport!" said the withered crone, chuckling to herself.
"Mercy, good my lord!" chattered the crone, falling on her knees.
With many mumbled blessings and protestations of gratitude the old crone packed it away in her pocket, and shuffled off down the stairs.
With the one exception of her mother, friends and relatives drifted back and acknowledged that they had been mistaken; though there were old crones who still abided by their opinion and who shook their heads ominously over their cups of tea.
And then it happened-- the thing the old crones had been shaking their heads over for years.
A few of the withered and remorseless crones of the band were clustering together, in readiness to lend their fell voices, if needed, to aid in exciting their descendants to an exhibition, which their depraved tastes coveted, as the luxurious Roman dame witnessed the struggles and the agony of the gladiator.
The crony-less Crone never did become a wealthy optometrist or befriend an obscure science-fiction writer named Kilgore Trout or copulate with a movie star named Montana Wildhack in a human zoo on the planet Tralfamadore.
Crone claimed she was being assaulted and 'strangled' by a man from the garage, who was born in Iran and is a now a British citizen, who had not been involved in the collision and had come to help.
Mr Swinhoe most recently worked as managing director at Quantum Pharma, with his appointment being part of the succession planning for Mr Crone and former chair Chris Thompson, who will continue to support Omega in a non-executive role.
The "Three Hills" crone is joined by Hawthorne's other elderly female "witches," whose characters also satirically call out the enduring, superstitious associations of older women with diabolism, and who, like Hera, challenge patriarchal power structures more broadly.