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Jean-Pierre Pourcher can barely hold his gun, he is so afraid. He waits at the window in the stable ready to shoot. Out there in the snow something is stirring, coming, it is so close now,the Beast, because that’s what it is, that’s what everyone calls it. An animal the like Jean-Pierre and the other inhabitants of Gevaudan don’t recognize. His hands still trembling he makes the sign of the cross and he shoots. The Beast falls, but gets back up immediately, shakes itself off and looks around, undaunted. Read More