I'm going to dig it up," decided Mr Baker, to his wife's satisfaction.
The ground was soft and Mr Baker soon reached the roots. He stopped when his spade grazed rotting wooden planks. The police were called, the area cordoned off, and the Bakers watched in horror as a makeshift coffin was exhumed.
Especially shocking, everyone concurred, was the wooden stake protruding from the uncorrupted cadaver's chest.