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The Countless Stones

Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech


In April, 1895, Mr. Albany F. Major (hon. sec. Viking Club) and myself went on a visit to Kits Coity House above Aylesford, Kent. At the foot of Blue Bell Hill on the way to Kits Coity there are a number of sarsens in a field. On inquiring of a rustic as to their whereabouts, in directing us to them he informed us that a baker had made a bet he would count them and placed a loaf upon each stone in order to count them correctly. [...]
R. Ashington Bullen.
From Nature v65 (1901). "Rustic." It reminds you of the recent "pleb" remark does it not, pretty casual disdain?
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27th September 2012ce
Edited 27th September 2012ce

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'rustic' / 'pleb' - a sure sign of ignorance on the part of the speaker! Posted by CARL
28th September 2012ce
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