Plagues and pestilence? How very odd. They continued through the ignorance of peasants, who visited open graves and did not do what was required to bury corpses properly. The maggots within the dead formed diseases much worse than that which was passed from cough and cold. The dead arise in legends and in lore, due to the sicknesses foolish mortals brought back from vandalizing graves, and perhaps making their bed with them in many places. Thus was born the idea of the undead, of zombies—an ancient fear, though completely illogical. Once dead, truly dead, a man cannot return.
As an employer of gypsies, it is quite abominable for nomads like themselves to be equated as the only ones who raped and pillaged, as the saying goes. Does not remember the reign of the Russian families, or those who fought for the church, only to corrupt the name of nature of their Creator and infect and infest with their foul seed?