Fielding hut

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The noted poet Arariax, in his cycle of Eleven Classical Structures, speaks of the range of structures inhabited by Ghyllians in the course of a lifetime, beginning at a simple eggling box and progressing ultimately to a tomb. As a whole, the cycle is uneven. The inclusion of three pages devoted to a neighborhood bar (certainly not one of the eleven classical structures by any stretch) is indicative of Arariax' instability and inability to keep on topic without swerving to the topic of drink.

Three, fourteen, seventy!
Hut! Hut! Hike!
(Ferv drops back and passes...
Let's stumble around like a couple of perkytics and quaff some...)

Okay, so Arariax must've been really loaded when he wrote this. These first lines were probably meant to be replaced with other text, only he never got around to writing it. Many editions completely omit the last two lines altogether, although the manuscript held by the Monotapute House library at Bute University contains the text as reproduced here.

My hut's a lovely little hut
I built it by myself
And if you come and join me
You can put stuff on the shelf
I harvested a pziqq tree
I chopped it with my axe
I dressed the door with darseed
And strewed the floors with flax
Come join me in my fielding hut
and you can be my mate
We'll stumble in the darkness
because we cannot wait

Fielding huts are constructed by a young couple prior to mating. Nowadays, the couple often move back to their home, rather than residing in the hut until the birth of their first young.

Sphoxolis makes a poor choice for a fielding hut, as few builders have the knowledge to successfully incorporate it into their construction. The flexibility of the wood is unsuited to the structure of the fielding hut and often results in a precarious and dangerous building. (Some perverted youth enjoy the flexible experience within a sphoxolis fielding hut, and examples of such are sometimes found in seedy orange-light districts.) Pziqq trees are sometimes used, though their bark is very rough and makes it hard to work with. Grelb, apprish, reguescober, and fibrier are some of the the preferred species of trees to be used for traditional fielding huts.

Citations: Arariax, Pziqq trees, Monotapute House.

--Brother Arfrus 16:35, 24 Jun 2005 (EDT)

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