Daily Bread for 5.26.15

Good morning, Whitewater.

Tuesday in the Whippet City will bring thunderstorms and a high temperature of seventy-three. Sunrise is 5:22 and sunset 8:21, for 14h 59m 51s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 56.8% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Urban Forestry Commission meets today at 4:30 PM.

On this day in 1637, an alliance of Puritans, Mohegan, and Narragansett murders hundreds of Pequot:

On May 26, 1637, with a force up to about 400 fighting men, Mason attacked Misistuck by surprise. He estimated that “six or seven Hundred” Pequot were there when his forces assaulted the palisade. As some 150 warriors had accompanied Sassacus to Hartford, so the inhabitants remaining were largely Pequot women and children, and older men. Mason ordered that the enclosure be set on fire.

Justifying his conduct later, Mason declared that the attack against the Pequot was the act of a God who “laughed his Enemies and the Enemies of his People to scorn making [the Pequot] as a fiery Oven… Thus did the Lord judge among the Heathen, filling [Mystic] with dead Bodies.”[16] Mason insisted that any Pequot attempting to escape the flames should be killed. Of the estimated 600 to 700 Pequot resident at Mystic that day, only seven survived to be taken prisoner, while another seven escaped to the woods.[17]

The Narragansett and Mohegan warriors with Mason and Underhill’s colonial militia were horrified by the actions and “manner of the Englishmen’s fight… because it is too furious, and slays too many men.”[18][19] The Narragansett left the warfare and returned home.

Here’s Puzzability‘s Tuesday game in this week’s Cheese Filling series:

This Week’s Game — May 25-29
Cheese Filling
We’ve got string cheese on the menu all week. For each day, we’ll give you three clues, each of which leads to a word. The answers to two of those clues, when placed together in the right order, have the name of a cheese spanning the gap between the answers. When the cheese’s name is removed, the remaining letters, in order, spell the answer to the day’s remaining clue. The clues are presented in random order.
Affleck’s Good Will Hunting costar; river of South America; astound
AMAZEDAMON (Damon, Amazon, amaze; the cheese is Edam)
What to Submit:
Submit just the full string of letters, with the cheese in the middle (as “AMAZEDAMON” in the example), for your answer.
Tuesday, May 26
Bird with dark, lustrous plumage; like some collars returned from the laundry; sweetheart


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