HEADS AND TALES AT THE BOSTON TEA PARTY IN RINGWOOD
Mike started off [overrunning his declared time by 7 minutes!] with Said and the Ox's Tail, a story from Sudan [which you can read in German here ]; Marie followed on with a Russian tale, The Innkeeper's Clever Daughter; Suzanne gave us The Twelve Huntsmen from Grimm [though they were actually huntswomen, to fit with the “Men or Women” theme of the evening]; and Jill closed the first half with a contest between Eth and Bert, to see who could ignore reality for longer, and be last out of bed to deal with audible intruders. In the second half, Graham introduced us to Prometheus and his personal Vulture, to Man, Prometheus's creation, and Zeus's revenge on Man for having Fire, namely Woman, and also to Hope, which we still have with us. Laura reprised The Genie of the Coke CanTM, with its warning against male hubris, and Glenys sent us home smiling with her true, and personally experienced, story about The Newton Family and the Lions of Longleat.