A QUIZ PLEASE HELP

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  1. I need two answers to a quiz for a friend and with this being a bootie and matelot site I just know somebody will know the Peter Rabbit one. Answers are either starting with Q OR P


    61) BEATRIX POTTERS RABBITS HOME?(12).
    62) THIS ONE CAME FROM NINEVAH(11).
     
  2. silverfox

    silverfox War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    61 - Peterborough?

    I assume the answers are placenames
     
  3. The second one is "Quinqureime" its from a poem.Think is called Cargoes,by John Masefield.

    QUINQUIREME of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
    Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
    With a cargo of ivory,
    And apes and peacocks,
    Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.

    Stately Spanish galleon coming from the Isthmus,
    Dipping through the Tropics by the palm-green shores,
    With a cargo of diamonds,
    Emeralds, amythysts,
    Topazes, and cinnamon, and gold moidores.

    Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack,
    Butting through the Channel in the mad March days,
    With a cargo of Tyne coal,
    Road-rails, pig-lead,
    Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays




    I think thats how it goes,i learned it when i was in Prep school in the 60's.
     
  4. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

    And if the quiz has come from the Western side of the Atlantic, they actually pronounce it as "Peter-Burrow" here in Canada, further support silverfox's answer.
     

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