Friday’s Piece

“The smith has always a spark in his throat.”

(“And they often take pains to quench it, but to no purpose.”)

John Lentell

30th May, 1969

Note: this saying is an old English metaphor and there’s a reference to one John Hogg, a blacksmith working in a forge with an ever burning spark which always required quenching. This “piece” was no doubt a cryptic reference to Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia at the time.

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