Okay, sit back and relax, 'cause this is gonna take a little while to explain.
Many, many moons ago, I had a book called “Thrillers and More Thrillers.” It was a collection of weird/spooky short stories.
One of the stories (no, I don’t remember the title; what, you thought this was gonna be easy?) was about three convicts who were being transported on a train. They discuss the methods of execution in their home countries, and each asserts that his country has the worst method. One guy says his country straps you in a chair and slowly garrotes you. Another says that his country puts you in solitary until you die. And the third one I cannot for the life of me remember.
Anyway, the three convicts escape from the train, and make their way across the desert. All three eventually die, and of course all three die by the way they considered the most horrible. (I had this book when I was about 10; that probably explains why I’m so twisted today.)
For some reason, I started thinking about this story last night, and I wracked my brain trying to remember the third method of execution. It drove me crazy.
So … anyone recognize this story? Anybody know how the third convict died?