Early signs

At the tender age of seven, Twemlow tortured the family cat for hours before hanging it from a tree in the garden. He told his mother that he was testing the ‘Nine Lives Theory’.

Here already we see the chilling combination that was to mark Twemlow’s adult years: unspeakable cruelty allied with a cold, analytical mind. It was that combination — thankfully, rare — that drove him to a career as a chemistry teacher.


 

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