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Dec 26th, 2016, 11:59 am
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Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the Feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even;
Brightly shone the moon that night, tho' the frost was cruel,
When a poor man came in sight, gath'ring winter fuel.

A lovely carol..... But.

1) What is the only logical fuel the poor man could be gathering?
2) Why is it highly improbable that the poor man would be doing that?

100wrz$ per answer for the first answer to each question
Dec 26th, 2016, 11:59 am
Dec 26th, 2016, 12:03 pm
1. Fuel was pine logs
2. Because they already lived next to a forest
Dec 26th, 2016, 12:03 pm

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Dec 26th, 2016, 12:19 pm
Diva gets the 100wrz$ for answer 2.
The poor man :
"Sire, he lives a good league hence, underneath the mountain;
Right against the forest fence, by Saint Agnes' fountain."

Why would he not get the windfalls from the forest?
Dec 26th, 2016, 12:19 pm

sherlockx The Eternal Trickster
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Dec 26th, 2016, 12:22 pm
1. There wouldn't be any fruits in the trees in winter
Dec 26th, 2016, 12:22 pm
Dec 26th, 2016, 12:39 pm
1. the only logical fuel the poor man could be gathering is wood

he won't get windfalls from the forest due to the harsh winter weather.
Dec 26th, 2016, 12:39 pm

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Dec 26th, 2016, 1:01 pm
1. Dried Pine cones, it's the only thing you can get around here.
Dec 26th, 2016, 1:01 pm
Dec 26th, 2016, 1:31 pm
I think you all need a bit of help :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the Feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even;


He was Duke of Bohemia c. 907 – September 28, 935)
He would have lived in a fortified castle or house in a town/city.
Trees are never allowed near to such dwellings.
So there is only one logical fuel :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Dec 26th, 2016, 1:31 pm

sherlockx The Eternal Trickster
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Dec 26th, 2016, 1:33 pm
The furniture in the dwelling?
Dec 26th, 2016, 1:33 pm
Dec 26th, 2016, 1:39 pm
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I think that would get him executed for theft
Dec 26th, 2016, 1:39 pm
Dec 26th, 2016, 1:44 pm
It's animal manure :D
Dec 26th, 2016, 1:44 pm

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Dec 26th, 2016, 1:46 pm
How about peat? It's found near the earth's surface in layers of up to 5 metres thick.
Dec 26th, 2016, 1:46 pm
Dec 26th, 2016, 1:48 pm
1. seeing peasants, on Boxing Day, from his castle and taking food from his feast and wood to them as the Fuel :think:
Dec 26th, 2016, 1:48 pm

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Dec 26th, 2016, 1:50 pm
bookworm28 wrote:It's animal manure :D


Yay, Bookworm has got it.
either horse or cow manure
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_animal_dung_fuel

It tends to smoulder rather than give flames and it smells like sh*t
And in answer to the unasked question ... yes I have :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Dec 26th, 2016, 1:50 pm
Dec 26th, 2016, 1:54 pm
Good work Bookie :thumbup: :clap:

Damn, I should have thought if that you know they still do that in very rural distant villages in India or atleast used to :lol:
Dec 26th, 2016, 1:54 pm

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Dec 26th, 2016, 1:59 pm
Tx WD! Tx Sherlock !!

I envisioned a nice big dried up cow pat in the fields when I thought of that answer :lol: :lol:
Dec 26th, 2016, 1:59 pm

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