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Thread #88533   Message #1663677
Posted By: Charley Noble
07-Feb-06 - 07:58 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Execution by tying fish on head+bird
Subject: RE: Folklore: Execution by tying fish on head+bird
Speaking of novel ways to torture folks, I've been listening to an old tape of Capt. Kendall Morse describing his first hunting experience in his story entitled "Beginner's Luck." Now if one forced someone to listen to that story after consuming a three-lobster special at Cook's Seafood Restaurant, down on Bailey's Island, the pain would be truly excruciating.

My uncle used to tell Georgian (no, not the Georgia in the States) folk tales, all of which had macabre elements which while horrifying to my young innocent ears were incidental to the stories and mentioned quite casually. There was the one about "Three Rabbits," another about "The King of the Noise." Maybe I'll start a new thread if there is a massive appeal for details.

Of course, the Brothers Grim Fairy Tales had similar macabre elements and conclusions before they were sanitized.

Charley Noble