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    PostSubject: Cleft Stick   Cleft Stick EmptyMon Aug 22, 2011 4:07 pm

    What is a Cleft Stick Idea
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    PostSubject: Re: Cleft Stick   Cleft Stick EmptyMon Aug 22, 2011 7:49 pm

    Dave. According to a site found on the web. The cleft stick was carried by Zulu messengers with the message attached to the cleft stick, well that what it says. Idea
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    PostSubject: Re: Cleft Stick   Cleft Stick EmptyMon Aug 22, 2011 11:54 pm

    John. Sounds a bit like that program." Call my bluff" scratch
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    PostSubject: Re: Cleft Stick   Cleft Stick EmptyTue Aug 23, 2011 12:18 am

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    PostSubject: Re: Cleft Stick   Cleft Stick EmptyTue Aug 23, 2011 12:40 am

    From "The Graphic", 10 May 1879:

    “We are far beyond the land of mail carts and all such civilized luxuries, so the mails are carried by native runners, who take the letters in a bag slung over the shoulder, and important despatches they place in a cleft stick, which is carried in the hand. They run the whole way, and accomplish enormous distances with amazing
    speed and certainty, and frequently over country where it would be almost impossible even for a horse to travel.”



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    PostSubject: Re: Cleft Stick   Cleft Stick EmptyTue Aug 23, 2011 12:37 pm

    Nice one Tom. Idea
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    PostSubject: Re: Cleft Stick   Cleft Stick EmptyTue Aug 23, 2011 6:04 pm

    Littlehand, Tom thanks a lot. I was starting to doubt it.
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