Stew (see scurvy)
ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Tue Dec 16 09:41:22 EST 2003
On Tuesday, December 16, 2003, at 04:49 AM, minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
> Believe it or not, and I didn't when I was given this information,
> were apparently not very well able to adapt to the climate here at
> and when the Romans introduced them (I haven't seen the documentation
> but I
> can accept that the people who told me this had, and had checked: they
> that sort of people), quite failed to become the amazing success story
> are today both here and in Australia. They seem to have survived for a
> while, and then gradually died out, to be *re*-introduced by the
> Normans --
> who for quite a while kept them indoors and *cherished* the little
> blighters lest they die out again. Or so my muddy evil experts tell
> It's silly enough to be true.
Oh, lord. It sounds like the introduction of the starling into the
_That_ didn't work the first time, either, and they tried again.
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