From a historical novel* about the Huguenots, set in the seventeenth century:
Joyfully she ascended the steps, quickly opening the glass door to show all her newly acquired treasures, when she stumbled over the bloody head of her father, the body from which it was severed lay at a little distance. As she raised her eyes from the dreadful spectacle, her mother's gashed dead body met her gaze. A little further on lay the murdered remains of her brother, with the legs and arms severed from the trunk. Her cherished and only sister lay also before her, divided into two parts.
This appears to be a story aimed at older children or teens, in case you're wondering.
*--Mrs. John Cooke, Philippe: A Tale, Founded on Historical Facts (Dublin: George Herbert, 1872), 7.