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A tale of two tribes

Ian Gillan. Photo © 2005 Nick Soveiko.

Our very own undercover war correspondent reports with a despatch from the New Forest:

In the 11th century on boggy marshland near the south coast of England, King William 1 created The New Forest. It came as quite a shock to the Boggy Marshans who’d been used to scraping a living on open ground.

Rapidly maturing trees had the civilizing effect of dividing a first nation into two tribes. When The Separation occurred over a dramatically short period, superstition and lifestyle adapted to the altered environment.

Read the parable on Caramba! Yes, there’s a moral to it.

Thanks to Steve Campbell for the info.

6 Comments to “A tale of two tribes”:

  1. 1
    Rascal says:

    It must be me………………but I fell asleep half way through.

    A cunning linguist? MMmmm………….

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    I have to look it up yet

    One of my ancestors who migrated from Germany to the USA in the 19th centrury created a complete forest as well.

    I did not know that , only recently I found the item on Wikipedia
    Quite remarkable cause I already had the knowledge of another ancestor here in Holland who planted a lane of chestnuttrees in the 20th century

    And my favourite tree is the chestnut, since I was tree, and I did not know any of the above things.
    Inbetween I almost became a gardener or something like that
    Makes you wonder, doesn t it?

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    Sami says:

    I’m nuts too 🙂

    Have a relaxing weekend everyone…now it’s time to try some imported Kentish Ale called Spitfire, hhmmmmm.


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    purplepriest1965 says:

    Not to forget that three of my cousins of the same name as the ancestors in the 80 s planned to create a forest on a location near the side.
    A piece of water seperated from the sea and it had already a lot of vegetation after about 30 years
    We did not know about the things our ancestors did , I remember

    Unfortuanately we never did proceed with our plan

    We just forgot about it

    Now, almost 30 years later, I feel a bit sad we did.

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    Annemie says:

    I know a strange kind of man constructing a mandarin plantation at the North Sea coast… 8)

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    Wish it was summer again

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