R for Rustling – #atozchallenge


“A Brilliant Conspiracy” Episode 18.

Blurb & other Episodes


Rustling steeds is criminal, but justifying murder? Theft using violence, perhaps.

Why kill everything? Liquidation?

Xerothermic yards asphyxiate quarrelling grooms. Fields do not.

Hippophobia or zelotypia?



Hippophobe                hater of horses

Xerothermic                dry and hot

Zelotypia                     excessive zeal in carrying out a project; jealousy.



Archibald’s ‘Horse of the Day’


Red Rum achieved an unmatched historic treble when he won the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and 1977. Definitely part of a Rounder.


Jamila’s ‘Daily Poison’


Rosary pea, paternoster pea, or jequirity bean (Abrus precatorius);

Distribution: tropical regions;

Toxic principle: abrin (N-methyltryptophan) and abric acid – abrin is one of the world’s most toxic substances;

Symptoms: onset of symptoms may be delayed several hours to two days: vomiting, diarrhoea, acute gastroenteritis, chills, convulsions, death from heart failure; one seed chewed may be fatal to a child.


Word Links







The Challenge runs over 26 days – with Sundays off for good behaviour – and each day will be based on the alphabet, from A through to Z.

Read more about the Challenge I set myself in my Theme Reveal:

Blogging from A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal 2016

For more on the Blogging from A to Z Challenge and to visit the other brave bloggers, go to the official site and this linky list.



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