| "The Haunted Bicuspid" |
Set in OTL
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Date of Birth:||c.a. 1825|
In 1851 Benjamin visited his father after he had gone to Dr. Vankirk to have a tooth extracted. He was well pleased that Bill had not felt a thing during the actual extraction due to the wonders of chloroform. However, he expressed curiosity over the source of the transplanted tooth. He had had cause to discuss such matters with his particular friend Dr. Ernest Valdemar who had informed him that dentists normally received such ivory from "harvesters" who stole them from local graves by night.
On hearing this, Bill was horrified and assured his son that he would confront Vankirk on the actual source of the tooth when he saw him in two weeks to have the wire holding it in place removed.