Jay Bedlam had an inferiority complex. All he ever wanted was to be important...to be looked up to by the townspeople. Then one day he heard that a local conjuress, the town's crazy bottle lady, had the ability to grant wishes. "Bring to me in two day's time the left wing feather of a crow" she hissed in the still dark night, "and by the next full moon you shall be put on a pedestal". Jay Bedlam didn't know a crow from a duck, and figured one feather was as good as the next.
The Bottle Lady was displeased.
On October 31st, 1802 his wish was granted.