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Thread #3449   Message #3072037
Posted By: Sailor Ron
11-Jan-11 - 08:34 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Highwayman (Alfred Noyes)
Subject: RE: ADD: The Highwayman (Noyes)
Being very pedantic, was Bess deformed? A brown Bess musket was well over 5 feet long, so allowing for the stock, the trigger would be some 3' 6" or 4'fom the muzzel. If it was against her breast her arms could never have reached it. Of course if she was 6 '6" she might just have managed it!