" The Devil's Claw " Top 5 Page for this destination Lublin Favorite Tip by gosiaPL
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Favorite thing: I got a kick out of looking at the famous Devil's Claw mark on the Old Tribunal's table exibited on the Lublin's museum groundfloor!
Apparently, once there was a poor widow who was unjustly sentenced by the corrupted Tribunal to pay a high compensation fee to a rich magnate. On hearing the sentence she cried: "If I were tried by devils, I would have been given a fair sentence!". The devil heard her: he came at night, made the judges change the sentence, and left his claw stamp on the Tribunals table...
True or not, the 1637 Lublin Chronicle has the whole story!
This picture is actually a fragment of a postcard with the story on it as well. The claw is covered with glass so using flash would be no good; non-flash photo would be too dark as the table itself is quite dark.
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