[Milton-L] Norvegers

Hannibal Hamlin hamlin.hannibal at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 16:16:35 EST 2014

I seem to recall reading that Britain imported Norwegian pines for
ship-building. And is the tale set in Norwegian waters because of the
legend of the Kraken? The giant sea beasty that is a kind of secular
analogue to Leviathan?


On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 3:11 PM, JD Fleming <jfleming at sfu.ca> wrote:

> Dear all--here is a simple question that, perhaps, has been answered more
> than once. But those answers lie buried in dusty books; so in the spirit of
> our students, I would like to ask you, who know, directly:
> Why 2 references to Norway in PL 1 (203 and 293)? Why are both the foam
> and the pine Norwegian? Why Norway?
> Having two grandparents from Bergen, I ask. JD Fleming
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