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    Jonathan A
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  • Jonathan A
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    Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
    Close call for this freak...some price to pay for a goofy urge.
    What the hell is it with these weirdos and feet ?

    Fresno Morning Republican
    August 11, 1889
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    I can't believe the Grand Jury would be so stupid as to let him go.

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  • Howard Brown
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    According to legend, the original Peeping Tom was a person who, in the story of Lady Godiva, watched her during her ride and was struck blind or dead.

    Lady Godiva took pity on the people of Coventry, who were suffering grievously under her husband's oppressive taxation. Lady Godiva appealed again and again to her husband, who obstinately refused to remit the tolls. At last, weary of her entreaties, he said he would grant her request if she would strip naked and ride through the streets of the town. Lady Godiva took him at his word and, after issuing a proclamation that all persons should stay indoors and shut their windows, she rode through the town, clothed only in her long hair. Only one person in the town, a tailor ever afterwards known as Peeping Tom, disobeyed her proclamation in one of the most famous instances of voyeurism. In the story, Tom bores a hole in his shutters so that he might see Godiva pass, and is struck blind. In the end, Godiva's husband keeps his word and abolishes the onerous taxes.

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  • Tom_Wescott
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    Hate those peeping Toms! And whoever decided to label them 'Toms'!

    Yours truly,

    Tom Wescott

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    Jack The Peeper

    Close call for this freak...some price to pay for a goofy urge.
    What the hell is it with these weirdos and feet ?

    Fresno Morning Republican
    August 11, 1889
    *************

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