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Thread #88533 Message #1662408
Posted By: Rapparee
05-Feb-06 - 05:49 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Execution by tying fish on head+bird
Subject: RE: Folklore: Execution by tying fish on head+bird
I didn't say it wouldn't work; I said that I found it very unlikely. And yes, I've seen gannets diving.
But as for relieving the villagers of responsibility -- put him in a leaky boat out at sea with a couple crackers and a cup of water, out where people rarely go fishing. Or maroon him -- a practice of the Caribbean and a most unpleasant thing to do to another. Or...never mind. There are other ways.