The first four drawings are introductory, forming a gallery of heavy-headed, skull-helmeted busts seen mainly in profile; these figures come to be associated with the executioners of the innocents in later drawings. In the first, the skull hemlet suggests the German visored military campaign hat. The neck, shoulders and chest, all encased like a sausage, further suggest an entombment in clothing, a condition of being half-buried in life. . . .