He was the husband of gardener Thornelia. A crazed destroyer of all things floral, he loved frightening citizens of Perilous Downs by carving grim shapes into their corn fields with his rusty long scythe, whistling off key tunes while he labored. He and his wife are believed to have invented the servant Cryptopher in a darkly genius plan to get paid extra money by the family for services rendered. He wore an old musty drapery cloth shroud and adapted Cryptopher as an alter ego. True? Study the portraits and judge for yourself.