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  • Beachcombed 86 August 1, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Beachcombed , trackback

    Dear Reader, Strangely the busiest month of the year. Summer shouldn’t be like this…. There follow the most interesting words sent in to StrangeHistory. Thanks to all contributors and linkers…  A few precious days alone here for writing: children suitably enough on a beach. I’ll get back to linking and images in September. Enjoy August!

    Beach

    Beggar for a Day: Invisible with some brilliant beggar stories…

    Buried Standing Up: lots of good emails for this…

    Cane Flask: Bruce T. apparently they are still being produced…

    Gaston Ouvrieu and Blindfold Driving: Several writers on poor old Gaston (evidently a showman)…

    Did You Hear the One About the Ring… Floodmouse with a short but sweet observation…

    Digital Abyss: Southern Man breaks writing down into three parts with different results…

    Don’t Put Gunpowder in Oven: Larry finds bullets in the oven… (in 2013!)

    Early Underwater Photograph: Nathaniel contests ‘first’…

    Jane Fool: Invisible attacks the notion of a bald fool (effectively! An education for me.)

    Generosity Repaid: Chris finds that Oscar Wilde wrote this story…

    Getting-to-Heaven Spell: Chris S. looks at Egyptian tricks…

    In Defence of Fakelore: NH with ‘two grenades’…

    Liberation German Prison: Ralph and Nathaniel solve the mystery…

    Luftwaffe, Kill a Rabbit: Lanark with the role of rabbit in geo-politics… (enjoyed this one)

    Monster of Leavenworth: Bruce T. with some local knowledge…
    The Mourning Trick: Louis K. plays Roald Dahl…
    Operation Resurrection: MW and Mike Dash with excellent suggestions…

    Picnic Under the Vicar’s Oak: Leif and Floodmouse question the numbers (Beach concedes – not for the first time – to Leif)…

    The Ghost, the Dynamite and the Fever: Val makes an important (and certainly correct connection) with a dynamite outrage and Chris from Haunted Ohio Books with a parallel…

    Total Eclipse: Brainmunky found a brilliant early (UR?) version of the story…