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Case File: Orpheus and Eurydice vs. a Snake

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Case Description: Complainants (Orpheus and Eurydice) accuse defendant (a snake) of first degree murder. They claim that Eurydice, wife of Orpheus, was innocently frolicking in a flowery meadow when she was bitten by a snake and died.

Case Status: Case dismissed. What were we supposed to do exactly? It was a snake. For the full story, check our files on "Orpheus and Eurydice."

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