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 Thursday February 4th 2016Tim Candler9

 

      Saint Barbara was imprisoned by her father in a tower that had no windows. There are probably a number of arguments around the question why he chose to imprison his daughter in a tower that had no windows, and of the possible answers one suggests that he was planning to go away on a business trip and did not trust her to behave while he was gone.

 

 

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     When he returned from his journey Saint Barbara's father discovered that the tower he'd built to keep his daughter safe from harm had windows. A person might think that such enterprise on the part of a child would be praised, but no. The old man was shocked and mortified. Either way your correspondent is thinking of a tower with windows as the proper tribute to the Patron Saint of Explosives, and it kind of goes with Saint Barbara's tunnel.

 

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