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Off with his head

Herodias with a grudge requested to Herod that John be arrested “To bed your brother's wife to enhance your sex life is against the law,” he'd suggested. When Herod had drunk a bottle of wine Salome's dancing did seem so fine that in his delight he promised that night to lavish a desire to which she inclined. So she asked Herodias her mother if there was anything that had struck her as a suitable gift from one who was pissed: “Ask for John Baptist's head on a platter.” Out of regard for his guests and his oath Herod felt obliged although he was loath. So a guard went ahead to cut off John's head to satisfy daughter and mother both Mark 6.14-29

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