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« It was a dark and stormy night | Main | Stack 'em »

July 31, 2007


Vance Maverick

My first thought on reading this was that Simeon was standing next to the well, so that whoever had to go draw water would see him suffering.


Hmm; that is a puzzle! Since Simeon doesn't tell anyone he has it for many weeks, they must have had to make do. One wonders if what they are really marvelling greatly at is the idea that someone would steal a well-rope in order to do penance.


Well, someone else had to supply a a new rope for the well, presumably. Or perhaps all the other Monks just died of dehydration while searching for a another rope.

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