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Begin the Game

THE CERTAIN FACTS OF THE CASE ARE FEW: 

1. Spencer Cowper and Sarah Walker were last people to see her alive.
2. Sarah Stout’s body was exhumed and autopsied 6 weeks after her death.
3. Spencer Cowper, John Marson, Ellis Stevens, and William Rogers were tried for her murder and acquitted.

As you enter the town of Hertford, use the map feature on the game to designate your location. This will call forth notable persons from the case most closely linked with the evidence. With each of Sarah Stout’s contemporaries, you will have the opportunity to hear his or her account and to question him or her.

As a witness to these testimonies and the surrounding evidence, you can use the notebook feature on the game to record key observation and review notable aspects of the case. You may also choose to engage with physical notebooks that are on display at each location. Place your verdict when you are satisfied that your questions have been answered.

Be forewarned: the facts of the case are not always apparent; motives may not be as they seem; and evidence is both revealing and concealing.

Visit Sarah Stout’s Interrogations at:http://ds-carbonite.haverford.edu/sarahstout