I was basing this on my somewhat limited gardening experience, where the
hole in the bottom of the flower pot seems to clog up in no time,
steadfastly refusing to allow any water to drain out of the pot, especially
if it's resting on earth, so I wondered if some cunning ploy was used which
overcame the problem. Another question which occurred to me was why bother
about draining the soup out of the coffin? Was this in case it needed to be
opened at some future date or what?
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From: "Alligator Descartes" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: Stone coffins
> At 09:33 AM 6/18/2001 +0100, you wrote:
> >Assuming the coffin to be buried in the ground, or at least resting on
> >doesn't that make it impossible for anything to escape, or was something
> >along the lines of a soakaway constructed under the coffin?
> Wouldn't the liquified remains just sort of seep away?
> >Dave Carter.