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Thread #57360   Message #902250
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
03-Mar-03 - 07:32 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Treacle mines
Subject: RE: Folklore: Treacle mines
The Edwardian writer E Nesbit had a story involving treacle mines. (Well I think it was a sea of treacle that solidified and turned into toffee.) That would have been around 1900. She could have been drawing on an existing joke tradition, or maybe that was the origin of it.