dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #643

Gill Othen gill at othen.fslife.co.uk
Mon May 5 07:00:02 EDT 2003


> I wonder if the expression hearth and home replaced fire and flete at some
> point. They basically mean the same thing.


I'd always assumed it did mean "fire and flood" - probably thinking of the
"Lyke Wake Walk", come to think of it. The perils you have to go through on
your final journey, accompanied only by the mourning candles. A bit like
"Everyman" but with more action, really.<g>

Gill

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