Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Scob Fish

Some have you have requested more information on the staple diet of the people of Badfort - Scob Fish and Black Tom.

Scobs are small savagely biting fish which infest the sticky mud of Gaby's Marsh just beyond Badfort. Every now and again the scobs move in a solid block from the marsh to the sea, and then lots of bears and badgers from Badgertown come and try to catch them. Nobody eats scobs except the inhabitants of Badfort, but the oil from the fish is useful for burning, and for oiling locks, pram wheels and so on.

My Librarian, Will Shudder, has found this article from the Badfort News that shows how scob fish is considered a delicacy by Hitmouse - but beware, you really should not try this at home.

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