It is indeed true that the man jumped on the block and saw it was the last time. He was given three minutes to have his final thoughts. "What should I think about?" he wondered, "what could possibly be so significant to be justified as my final thoughts?" He began by thinking about how he could end his life even sooner than the little time that was left him. For, he feared more than anything that he would fail to think something worthy of these final moments. He picked up a rake and shook his head wearily. His final thought was "case". This in fact is how it did happen.