mbaker at rapp.com
Tue May 28 14:24:00 PDT 1996
Margaret Pearce wrote:
>Zahra Zhena wrote:
>> One Stylite by the name of Daniel climbed atop a column at the age of
>> and stayed there until his death at the age of 83.
>How did he relieve himself?
> Margaret Pearce, feeling pragmatic today
M'lady, with two young gentleman who name you "mother" I would think that
you would know quite well the "HOW"?
I suspect that you are more likely inquiring as to the nature of disposal of
eliminated wastes, my dear lady. While I will certainly defer to the
knowledge of those who have studied the historical record in more detail, it
is my understanding that a part of the equippage required to support the
closest modern equivalents to the Stylite ("flagpole sitters") includes at
least two buckets (or similar containers) and a rope. One container for
water, one for bodily wastes, and a method to lift and lower the other two.
>From implications in at least one source, I suspect that the correct
answer(s) for the Stylites may be far less acceptable to 20th century
Amra, wondering immensely just how compleatly Margaret was blushing, or
Amr ibn Majid al-Bakri al-Amra
currently residing in Barony of the Steppes, Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mike C. Baker mbaker at rapp.com
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