As the hunchback was one of the Sultan's private jesters, the chief of police resolved to defer sentence of death until he had consulted his master.
The chief of police, who was present to see that everything was in order, put several questions to the purveyor, who told him the whole story of the death of the hunchback, and how he had carried the body to the place where it had been found by the Christian merchant.
When I examined the body I found it was quite dead, and the corpse was that of a hunchback Mussulman.
Yesterday, at dusk, I was working in my shop with a light heart when the little hunchback, who was more than half drunk, came and sat in the doorway.
The chief of police and the crowd of spectators were lost in astonishment at the strange events to which the death of the hunchback had given rise.
Sire," replied they, "the hunchback having drunk more than was good for him, escaped from the palace and was seen wandering about the town, where this morning he was found dead.
Accordingly, the chief of police at once set out for the palace, taking with him the tailor, the doctor, the purveyor, and the merchant, who bore the dead hunchback on their shoulders.
of Nottingham, this study uses the hunchback
to examine representations of the deformed in Hellenistic and Roman art, how viewers interact with these representations based on sensory experience, and how this experience, and the related ability, gender, age, race, ethnicity, and class aspects, contributed to the art's function and meaning.