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GEOFFREY'S LEAP
Geoffrey's Leap
The pinnacle from which Geoffrey leapt to his death
If you take a trip around the North-East of the island, you will see a huge rock at Anne Port, called Geoffrey's Leap.

 

No-one really knows who Geoffrey is, but we know that he committed a crime - and that his punishment was to be thrown off a high rock at Anne Port.

Crowds came to watch Geoffrey die, and the executioner hurled him off the rock. But Geoffrey survived, and swam ashore.

Some of the crowd argued that he should be allowed to live, and others that he should be thrown off again.

Geoffrey settled the argument, by saying that he would jump off the rock himself to show how easy it was. But this time, Geoffrey hit the rocks below, and died.


 

 

 

 

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