There were two Ben Clarks living up the Gaspereau–Long Ben and Short Ben.
This was a long time ago. Back then, the heads of matches used to be made of a poisonous substance.
Short Ben’s wife put match heads in his tea until he became sick and died. That’s how she murdered her husband.
I asked my dad if he knew how they caught her, or if they knew why she’d done it.
He said, “Well, she couldn’t have liked him very much.”