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Q: Trying to find the Title of a Children's book about a Pig that buys a duck from the market to eat, takes the Duck home and they eat peas together

BenThis would have been in circulation in Australia in the 1980's, possibly a book club / scholastic book. A pig goes to the market to buy a duck to eat for dinner, takes the duck home and they both eat peas for dinner instead. I recall it being a medium to large softcover with good illustrations (p...

 
 
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Q: What is the earliest reference to playing chess with the Death?

Martin ModrákPlaying chess with death is a relatively common trope. The earliest mention of this trope that I was able to easily find is the Death playing chess painting from 1480. Beyond that search results get polluted with oh so many discussions of Bergman's Seventh Seal. I would however guess that the pai...

 

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