Editor says, what if Ned Kelly granted life, but on a condition? muses Jeff Provine on This Day in Alternate History Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Jeff Provine Blog thread.
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Editor says, in reality Ned Kelly was hanged for murder despite the petition. His mother reminded him to "die like a Kelly," and Kelly replied to Judge Barry's remark "May God have mercy on your soul", with "I will go a little further than that, and say I will see you there when I go". Poetically, Kelly's last words were reported to be, "Such is life". To this day, Kelly's legendary invulnerability adds another level to his places as a folk hero or a vicious killer. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.