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On this breezy October morn, I walk
in the swift shadows of cloud-cursing rooks,
watching the world wake on the horizon.
Leo Yankevich
All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.

We meet them at the doorway, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.
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Lady Godiva

chulcoopchulcoop Posts: 21 ✭✭
Our town, Coventry, England, is famous for the Lady Godiva legend.

Essentially a woman supposedly rode around our city about 1000 years ago on a horse without wearing any clothes to embarrass her husband into reducing taxes for the poor. Some historians now doubt if that did in fact happen.

There is a statue of her in the city centre.

Do a wikipedia search for "Lady Godiva" to find out more.
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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,481 mod
    I wonder if Mrs Cameron could do the same. Do you think anyone would take any notice?
  • chulcoopchulcoop Posts: 21 ✭✭
    Well Mrs Cameron (the PM's wife) instead dressed up in a red wig and looked like a worker in a baker's shop for charity. When she was (and still is) the PM's wife (i.e. while the PM was in power)

    This is a pic of her.

    img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/01685/SNN0619AA---_1685665a.jpg

    She baked the cakes personally, apparently. And then sold them to staff working at 10 Downing Street (the PM's official residence) for "Red Nose Day".

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_Relief

    So while Godiva stripped off SamCam (as she is known over here) got dressed up.


    Cliff
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,646 mod
    edited April 2016
    She looks elegant in this photo.

    745px-Lady_Godiva_%28John_Collier%2C_c._1897%29.jpg
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,481 mod
    Nudity is the focus of this story too @Kindgnice, but I doubt the emperor looked so elegant with no clothes!

    http://andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheEmperorsNewClothes_e.html
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