Lone Viking


Lone Viking walks into a Northumbrian village. Everybody scarpers, except one old man.

Viking says to old man: ‘Have most of the houses been burned to the ground?’

Old man says: ‘No, I don’t think so.’

Viking says: ‘Women all been ravished, and some taken away?’

‘Not so far as I know.’

‘Monastery set on fire? Monks crucified?’

‘Haven’t heard anything like that, no.’

Viking scratches his head, says: ‘I wonder where the lads have gone….’


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