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St Osyth's Day


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#1    Agent_21

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Posted 07 October 2003 - 02:49 AM

St Osyth was the wife of 7th century King Sighere, but quit his court for life in a nunnery at Cich - now St Osyth - in Essex. Unfortunately she came to a violent end when Danish pirated decapitated her. She is said to have achieved the unusual feat of carrying her severed head for 3 miles.

To keep your household free of adverse influences for the next year follow this ritual before bed. Rake the ashes from your grate and mark them with a cross, then offer a prayer to the saint to protect the house from fire, water and all other calamities.


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Posted 13 October 2003 - 05:37 PM

Criminey Agent ~ you're a font of knowledge!!!

Carried her head for how far?????

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Posted 13 October 2003 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE (Agent_21 @ Oct 7 2003, 04:49 AM)
She is said to have achieved the unusual feat of carrying her severed head for 3 miles.

That bit reminded me of Peter Kuerten:

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On July 2nd 1932, the ‘Düsseldorf Vampire’ went to his death at a guillotine erected in the yard of the Klingelputz Prison. Kürten expressed his last earthly desire on the way to the yard: "Tell me", he asked the prison psychiatrist, "after my head has been chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck?" He savoured this thought for a while, then added, "that would be the pleasure to end all pleasures."


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#4    Kismit

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Posted 13 October 2003 - 10:52 PM

Eeewww gross Phantom !!  



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Posted 14 October 2003 - 01:37 AM

QUOTE (Agent_21 @ Oct 7 2003, 02:49 AM)
Rake the ashes from your grate and mark them with a cross, then offer a prayer to the saint to protect the house from fire, water and all other calamities.

What do you do if you've got a gas fire?  blink.gif  

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 02:05 AM

QUOTE (Cufflink @ Oct 14 2003, 01:37 AM)
What do you do if you've got a gas fire?  blink.gif

Pray you don't get a leak.  laugh.gif  


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Posted 14 October 2003 - 02:18 AM

QUOTE (Agent_21 @ Oct 14 2003, 02:05 AM)
QUOTE (Cufflink @ Oct 14 2003, 01:37 AM)
What do you do if you've got a gas fire?  blink.gif

Pray you don't get a leak.  laugh.gif

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To think, all this entertainment, free of charge. tongue.gif  



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Posted 14 October 2003 - 03:48 AM

Phantom, That  ‘Düsseldorf Vampire’ one helluva story.  





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