Parthus was a sheep-cot where Part-House John and his companion used as a shelter from bad weather, when they were once on their way on foot. John warned his friend not to move if he heard some commotion or he would lose his life. Soon afterwards he heard John fighting with someone and kept quiet. He lay totally still, paralyzed with fear until everything went quiet. Then he ran as fast as he could to the nearest farm. The next day pieces of John’s body were found scattered about in the cot.