In 1954, no one had met anyone like her, or the novel that contained her: ‘The bad seed.’
We then spent a few minutes talking about wine categories that have been killed by one bad seed.
The bad seed is the story of how Christine becomes aware that her daughter is, in modern terminology, a psychopath.
The bad seed would ultimately sell more than a million copies, leading to a hit stage adaptation and an Oscar-nominated film.
But the bad seed was sown, and in time we reaped the bitter fruits.
Those who preach, or teach, sow good or bad seed, which takes root in the mind or heart.
Treachery breeds treachery, duplicity is a bad seed to sow for loyalty, and the Manx people were divided in their allegiance.
Sin spreads misery around it only when there is ground ready for the bad seed.