File spoon-archives/phillitcrit.archive/phillitcrit_2000/phillitcrit.0010, message 52


Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 15:45:51 -0400
Subject: Re: PLC: Re: Lack of List Activity??


New version ...

    There was a boy who, stacking wood on the wood pile, found himself astride of nest of
ground wasps, and was stung terribly.  Then, as quickly as they had decended upon him,
the wasps left.  The boy, spying the nest, thrust a long reed ...
[I guess it all depends on what is 'new'].

ciao,
reg

Howard Hastings wrote:

> > Reg Lilly wrote:
> > >
> > > This reminds me of the boy who, stacking wood on the wood pile, found himself
> > > astride a nest of ground wasps.  He was stung terribly, and retreated to the
> > > house.  Several days later, when it came time to stack more wood, he went back to
> > > the woodpile with a long reed, which he angrily thrust down the hole, partly to
> > > see if the wasps were still there, partly to kill a few if they were and he were
> > > lucky.  There are several endings to this story, all entirely predictable.
>
> But in this case, wouldn't it be a boy who was new to the woodpile?
>
> hh
> .....................................................................
>
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