Posted by Ed Kiser on December 14, 2004 at 00:36:04 from 220.127.116.11 user Kisered.
In Reply to: Re: AR activities 2004 - Files, A further complication posted by John Wilson on December 13, 2004 at 21:54:03:
References concerning an "IRON BAR"
John's knife did had a file on it that was used to cut an iron bar, but that was used in PP to fix a place to hold the crucible. There was an iron bar in the firplace of the Igloo in WH to hold a kettle.
There are other references to IRON BAR, which I have defined here:
In CC, CH18
Tom is towing Teasel from the Titmouse trying to moor onto a pile which has and IRON BAR along one side so one could slip a mooring warp around that bar and hold fast their boat.
In ML, CH8
They were looking through a grill of IRON BARS and saw it was like a cage, and inside was Captain Flint.
In PD, CH30
Bill was bound after his combat to repel boarders. He was gagged with a bar of soap, and confined in the monkey cage with its IRON BARS which he kicked to warn the others he heard approaching their ship.
In PM, CH4
They were checking out the Dogs' Home, and found it had an enormous
fireplace. It had no grate, but an IRON BAR, very rusty, stretching from one side to the other, with a great hook hanging on it.
In PP, CH29
They needed some way to suspend the crucible in the blast furnace. What was wanted was some IRON BARS. John remembered a piece of old rusty railing near Tyson's orchard. The file on his knife was used to cut three ticks in this to provide a weak point that could be flexed and thus caused the bar to break into the desired segments.
In WH, CH4
Dorothea was being shown the igloo for the first time, and was a bit hesitant about entering this strange dark place. She imaged she was being held as a prisoner, being led to a prison cell, and imagined writing a story called "IRON BARS, a Tale of the Past" that would have such an experience. But with just sacking for a door, there did not seem to be any such threat here.
It described the construction of the Igloo, as having started with a ruin of a building, to which the S&A added more stones. To the fireplace, they wedged in an IRON BAR from one side to the other, and hung with a hook a kettle from this bar over the fire. There is no mention of cutting with a file this particular IRON BAR.
And those are all the references to "IRON BAR" I found.
Ed Kiser, South Florida
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