Jedadiah is a lonely man. He has lived in the dilapidated shack for so long he cannot remember the year he was sentenced to live there. Tending the graves of those the church determines to be worthy to be buried in the ancient graveyard was the penalty for his crime. He is not allowed to leave the acreage that surrounds the cemetery. His food is whatever he can raise in the garden, fruit from an orchard, and if lucky, an occasional squirrel or rabbit. When the good folks from the town are in the area for a burial, they avoid him. He has not spoken to a human for many years. He is set in his ways. Often, during both the days and night he dreams horrific dreams. He hates life. His daily prayer is to die.