On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 04:26, Steg Belsky wrote: > On Sep 14, 2004, at 6:07 PM, Christophe Grandsire wrote: > > En réponse à Chris Bates : > >> I was just reading about this... I've never heard of any government > >> apart from this one (the old Basque system) which actually held its > >> meetings under a tree... > > > > As the story goes, Saint Louis rendered justice under a tree :) . > > In the Tanakh (Jewish Bible), book of _Shofetim_ ("Judges"), the > chieftain(ess?) That would be an accurate description of her role. > Devora is described as judging the people underneath > her very own personal tree. > > > -Stephen (Steg) > "the truth is he's a punk." > ~ law and order -- Wesley Parish * * * Clinersterton beademung - in all of love. RIP James Blish * * * Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."