Long time ago an old man told us a story, but I couldn't remember it very well—so I'm just wondering what was the exact story he told us.

It was about a court process where somebody was judged. And another man, woke up in the night, took his horse and rushed to the court building where the process was going.

Somehow... because the Big Ben tower rang 13 times that midnight, the man that was judged was saved. I'm not sure what was the role of the horseman... but I just remember him as part of the story.

What was this story and which is its source?

I tried looking on the internet and I found this, asking a similar question (however, I don't remember the old man mentioning the rifle...):


  • And what were the answers to that question?
    – Valorum
    Jun 4 '18 at 6:28
  • He was probably telling you some version of this old legend. However your question is off topic on this site, which is for science fiction an fantasy.
    – user14111
    Jun 4 '18 at 6:29
  • @Valorum The answer was pointing to a movie which seemed unrelated to the story I heard.
    – Ionică Bizău
    Jun 4 '18 at 6:30
  • @IonicăBizău Literature.SE is a possible migration target for this question, but before I migrate this can you confirm that it was a work of literature? You said you were "told" the story so I'm not sure if it's a work of literature from your description.
    – Null
    Jun 4 '18 at 13:59
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    Dunno about horsemen, but there's the story of Hatfield and St Paul's Cathedral.
    – muru
    Jun 4 '18 at 17:12

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