Cemetery Guns

a few images of ancient weapons and a tweet from DIane Doniol-Valcroze reading: "Cemetery Guns from the 19th Century. Used to protect caskets from bodysnatchers. They were set up at the foot of the grave with 3 tripwires strung in an arc around its position.

I may have failed to kill Moby Dick in life, but in death I shall be avenged when that great devil-cetacean comes to pass water upon my very grave.

ALT: I may have failed to kill Dracula after a life of pursuing him across the continent, but in death I shall be avenged, for I have proffered to that slick-haired fiend an invitation to enter my grave plot, an honor to which he shall be supernaturally compelled to take advantage.