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Beware the little ones. [Jan. 6th, 2006|12:46 am]
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Richeborg, a dwarf who was raised as a servant of the Orleans family in eighteenth-century France and who stood 23 inches high at maturity, was employed by the aristocracy as a secret agent during the French Revolution. Disguised as an infant and wrapped in swaddling clothes, Richeborg was taken in and out of Paris in the arms of his “nurse”, all the while carrying crucial secret dispatches. Richeborg died in Paris at slightly less than a hundred years of age.
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[User Picture]From: flossums
2006-01-05 10:48 pm (UTC)
Is that true?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-06 04:21 am (UTC)
It is. *nod* But it's out of one of those fact books again, so I suppose there's a chance it's false, but I don't know how anyone would make that up.

-- What's your icon of?
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[User Picture]From: maudelynn
2006-01-05 10:54 pm (UTC)
sounds like the beginning of an edgar allan poe story

:D
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-06 04:22 am (UTC)
It does! It'd be a really interesting subject for a film, or story, I think.
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[User Picture]From: minimed
2006-01-05 11:02 pm (UTC)
see...the short rock!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-06 04:22 am (UTC)
That's what I've been telling people for years! ;) *on tiptoes to see over desk...*
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[User Picture]From: warlockdreams
2006-01-06 02:50 am (UTC)
Wow that's pretty cool. I wanna be a secret agent :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-06 04:24 am (UTC)
I thought it was cool too. :) -- And woohoo for secret agents! I'm about the right height.
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[User Picture]From: neotatsu
2006-01-06 02:57 am (UTC)
Reminds me of Inch High Private Eye...
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[User Picture]From: joalo
2006-01-06 03:25 am (UTC)
I loved that!
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[User Picture]From: sapphirezelda
2006-01-06 04:17 am (UTC)
That is so awesome...I can't help but think of mini me....lol
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-06 04:24 am (UTC)
lol, totally! :)
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From: ex_peacock902
2006-01-06 05:45 am (UTC)
i love your eclectic information! you are a great researcher :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-06 08:24 am (UTC)
Thanks!! :) I love lots of different subjects and have invested in lots of books for this journal and gleam most of my info from them.
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[User Picture]From: starlit_picnic
2006-01-06 07:20 am (UTC)
Thats an intresting plan, because even if they did suspect what could they say? Mam im sorry im going to have to stop you that baby looks likes it's just a midget in disguse.

You Alwasy have intresting little tidbits for our minds

Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-06 08:26 am (UTC)
lol, I'm sure they never suspected. Babies can't be spies!

Glad you like! :)
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-01-06 08:41 am (UTC)

Wow.......:)

When was this? 1700's?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-06 09:32 am (UTC)

Re: Wow.......:)

Look up the French Revolution, silly. :) When do you think it was?
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-06 09:29 am (UTC)
Its weird, but the upper classes and nobility in Europe had a thing for employing little people as servants. I don't know when it started, but it continued through the middle ages and apparently into the 1790's based on your post. Some palaces and buildings from the period even had quarters for them built to their scale.

Or at least that what a show I saw years ago on one of those "believe it or not" type programs said, but I couldn't find confirmation on google, so a grain of salt may be in order.

There was this from the BBC though:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4554824.stm
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-06 09:37 am (UTC)
I would LOVE to see pictures of their quarters, that's SO cool! Thanks for the info, darling. :) -- and WOW! I didn't know that about Egypt either!
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[User Picture]From: allcyon
2006-01-06 12:41 pm (UTC)
Inch High Private Eye.....

Heh...One-inch Dick. Hehehe.

Thank you Harvey Birdman...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-06 12:42 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm really missing out on this Inch High Private Eye thing!
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From: m_buggie
2006-01-06 02:32 pm (UTC)
Okay, that's pretty damned cool.
But to think, I complain about my height! Wow.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-06 05:43 pm (UTC)
I know. LOL. I complain about mine too, but at least I'm five feetish. Like.. my son's taller then this guy.
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[User Picture]From: nottaninja
2006-01-06 03:44 pm (UTC)
that's a really good idea....i wonder if it still goes on today?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-06 05:46 pm (UTC)
Good question. I doubt there's a need in England, America, Australia, Canada etc, but perhaps in Baghdad?
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[User Picture]From: esme
2006-01-06 06:34 pm (UTC)
Completely OT for this post: http://www.mum.org/drawnocr.htm. (NSFW!) This harks back to the period post from last? month. Enjoy!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-06 06:47 pm (UTC)
It does indeed! Those whores!!! :) I love it. Thanks for the link!
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[User Picture]From: goin_nowhere25
2006-01-06 09:31 pm (UTC)
that sounds like the amazing life of 1970's action star Weng Weng who toplined the James Bond clone For Your Height Only. he was a tiny secret agent who bit his enemies and romanced many a lovely lady. too too funny !! !!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-06 11:17 pm (UTC)
Awesome!!
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