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Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 7:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There's a malady Malory never mentions, even indirectly, but if you read Le Morte Darthur which you all should, you would conclude that he never suffered from it. How come??
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 7:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OOps! Do you really mean we should read the entire thing to be able to solve your puzzle?
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 7:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

by 'malady' do you mean illness? physical illness? mental illness? an emotional problem?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 7:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do many people suffer from this malady? Is it contagious? Is it serious?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 7:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Alzheimer? Dumbness?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 8:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pre menstrual tension?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 8:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Alizon (Alizon) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 07:48 pm:


OOps! Do you really mean we should read the entire thing to be able to solve your puzzle? No, you should read it to enrich your life :):):):)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 07:48 pm:


by 'malady' do you mean illness? yes physical illness? yesmental illness? no an emotional problem? no

By Alizon (Alizon) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 07:52 pm:


Do many people suffer from this malady? yes Is it contagious? no Is it serious? usually not

By Alizon (Alizon) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 07:58 pm:


Alzheimer? no Dumbness? no.It's more specific to what's in the book

By Lynne (Lynne) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 08:21 pm:


Pre menstrual tension?no. OK, this makes me realize I should have added that without reading the book you couldn't know that Malory did not suffer from this malady
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 8:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK..

does this illness affect the whole body usually?
the head? the limbs? the chest? the heart? the skin? the lungs? the blood vessels? the blood? the bones? the eyes? the ears? the nose? the mouth? the throat? the teeth? the muscles?
the hair? the nails? the guts? the urinary system? the reproductive system?

is is caused by infection? old age? trauma? poor nutrition? obesity? neglect?

is it usually life shortening?

is it a disease we have known about for many years?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 8:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

y Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 08:38 pm:


OK..

does this illness affect the whole body usually? no
the head? yes the limbs? no the chest? I think so the heart? no the skin? yesthe lungs? yes the blood vessels? no the blood? no
the bones? nothe eyes? yes the ears? yes the nose? yes the mouth? yes the throat? yes the teeth? nothe muscles? no
the hair? nothe nails? no the guts? no the urinary system? nothe reproductive system? no

is is caused by infection? I think not but am not sure old age? no trauma? no poor nutrition? no obesity? no neglect? no

is it usually life shortening? no

is it a disease we have known about for many years? yes
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 8:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

an allergy? hay fever?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there really not a way for us to avoid reading the whole tome - twenty - odd books, God-knows-how-many chapters, please, have mercy!
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 9:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You read the first half Alizon, then if you don't find anything relevant I'll read the second. Should be done by Christmas..
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 9:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

y Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 08:56 pm:


an allergy? yes hay fever? yes. OOOOh--Don't tell me this is going to be ANOTHER easy one:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

By Alizon (Alizon) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 09:05 pm:


Is there really not a way for us to avoid reading the whole tome - twenty - odd books, 21
God-knows-how-many chapters, please, have mercy I am having mercy--I'm trying to spare you the deprivation of going through life without reading the best book in the world

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 09:12 pm:


You read the first half Alizon, then if you don't find anything relevant I'll read the second. Should be
done by Christmas.. Et tu, Hannah??
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 9:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

well, perhaps I can help, since I have already read it :) Or would that be regarded as cheating?
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 9:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Uff... it's a load off my mind...

now, do you infer this from anything Sir Mallory wrote? did not write?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 10:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 09:50 pm:


well, perhaps I can help, since I have already read it Or would that be regarded as cheating? Well, you choose. But if you've read Malory, the answer is pretty obvious

By Alizon (Alizon) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 09:59 pm:


Uff... it's a load off my mind...

now, do you infer this from anything Sir Mallory wrote? yes. And it's Sir Thomas, not Sir Malory. Sorry to be prissy about this but Malory is the most important thing in the world; so. . . . did not write? no
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 10:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

On my bookcase I have just found 'Sir Thomas Malory: Le Morte D'Arthur' in two volumes published by the Penguin English library edited by Janet Cowen. Should I read it?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 10:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 10:21 pm:


On my bookcase I have just found 'Sir Thomas Malory: Le Morte D'Arthur' in two volumes published by
the Penguin English library edited by Janet Cowen. Should I read it? Yes, yes, 1000 times, yes!!!!
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 10:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK - I'll give it a go....

so there is some reason to believe that Malory did not suffer from hay fever? are flowers relevant? grass?
are any particualr characters in his books relevant? any places?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 12:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

y Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 10:28 pm:


OK - I'll give it a go....

so there is some reason to believe that Malory did not suffer from hay fever? yes are flowers
relevant? yesish grass? yesish
are any particualr characters in his books relevant? no any places no
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 9:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And it's Sir Thomas, not Sir Malory. - My most humble apologies!

So, did he sleep in hay overnight and survived it?
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 5:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does he say how much he enjoys being outside? out in the fields? haymaking? gardening? being in a garden?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 7:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Alizon (Alizon) on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 09:14 am:


And it's Sir Thomas, not Sir Malory. - My most humble apologies! Hewas never formed that all times might stand, but sometime he was put to the worse by mal-fortune

So, did he sleep in hay overnight and survived it? no

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 05:41 pm:


does he say how much he enjoys being outside? no out in the fields? no haymaking? no gardening? no
being in a garden? no but OWT
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 7:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BLOOOOOOOOPERRR ALERTT!being in a garden? no but OWT It should be no but ORT
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 1:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does he talk about liking flowers?

Not knowing Malory, I don't know what else to ask here :(
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 1:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

...and not being familiar with hay fever--outside of advertisements for various anti-allergen nostrums--I'm equally stumped...I suppose I'll just have to make myself content with not having those particular allergies, then.

Is there a particular piece of vegetation (e. g. ragweed) of which Mallory extolls the virtues? Which virtues would be less than obvious to one suffering from hay fever?

Is there a specific flower/plant which is relevant?
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 3:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the following phrase relevant: "For then all herbs and trees renew a man and woman"? (if he'd suffered from hayfever, he might rather have written "for then all herbs and trees destroy a man and woman")
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 8:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 01:26 pm:


does he talk about liking flowers? yope

Not knowing Malory, I don't know what else to ask here Why don't you read Malory:):):):)????!!!!

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 01:57 am:


...and not being familiar with hay fever--outside of advertisements for various anti-allergen
nostrums--I'm equally stumped...I suppose I'll just have to make myself content with not having
those particular allergies, then.

Is there a particular piece of vegetation (e. g. ragweed) of which Mallory extolls the virtues? no
Which virtues would be less than obvious to one suffering from hay fever? yes

Is there a specific flower/plant which is relevant? no

By Jens Weber (Sundowner) on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 03:29 pm:


Is the following phrase relevant: "For then all herbs and trees renew a man and woman"? (if
he'd suffered from hayfever, he might rather have written "for then all herbs and trees destroy
a man and woman") yes

**** SPOILER **
Malory got rhapsodic about May, which he wrote about in the most gorgeous language imaginable ("Like as May month flowereth and flourisheth in many gardens, so in likewise let every man of worship flourish his heart in this world"), which I doubt he would have done if he'd spent most of the month blowing his nose.OK, I k expected it to be esay, but you got to see the best writing in the world. Please check out my new, much harded puzzle.
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 2:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Higgledy piggledy
Sir Thomas Malory
Wasn't allergic to
Flowers and such.
Had he, however, been
Neopostmodernist,
Chivalry would not have
Mattered that much.


Reproduced here by kind permission of the puzzle host :)

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