The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1462 Tuesday, 12 June 2001
Date: Monday, 11 Jun 2001 11:03:40 -0400
Subject: Having a Flutter
During a day at the races this weekend (at Monmouth Park, New Jersey) I
used my usual system of insane psychic bets, with predictable success.
However, I was very keen to stay for the tenth race, where one of the
Future Dogfood of America representatives was named Wittenberg. I was
surprised to see that Wittenberg was an odd-looking grey horse--I
expected at least a sable silver'd-- but she did manage to win at 9:2.
("Our son will win at the odds"?)
By the way, I find it very believable that Claudius refers to Hamlet as
"our son" in public when he might be doing something creditable and
"your son" to Gertrude in private when something discreditable is
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