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Re: Medieval diseases, or never touch plague rats

Poster: rmhowe <magnusm@ncsu.edu>

Jjane0117@aol.com wrote:
> Poster: Jjane0117@aol.com
> In a message dated 98-12-09 15:33:18 EST, you write:
> << One involves making sure it is
>  shot in the head, reaching down the throat to pull out the insides,
>  placing hot river stones inside, and throwing the whole marmot on the
>  coals of a fire. After about two hours he gets really big and one
>  removes the stones, which can be used to rub oneself with, then pours
>  out the soup which has gathered inside the animal into two or three
>  cups. Then you eat the rest of the animal. >>
> Magnus, I do believe you've stumbled on to something!  Why use Jenny Craig
> when you can have the Diseased Bubonic Marmot Diet?
> Elspeth of Caer Mear
Thank you. Thought you'd like that one. At least the fleas are gone
after two hours in the fire. Course there is that risky period when
you have to reach down it's gullet and pull the guts out. A reference
to an incomplete recipe stated something about eating the stomach too.
Apparently you can teach a Scot something.

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