A.D. - 1668 A.D.
Started the Great
London, 1666 A.D.
had arrived late in London on that fateful night and sought out his old friend the baker for lodgings. In short
order, both were quite thoroughly sotted.
pulled a stick from the fire to light his cheroot.
Unfortunately, he missed his target and shoved the ember into his matted,
and grease-caked beard. The spark caught and could not be
In desperation, the baker drew
forth an axe with which to cleave the offensive beard away. Unclear
what was transpiring and thinking his life in peril, Seeker blocked the
attack and dove into a pile of straw and rubbish which his beard promptly
ignited. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Seeker's clumsiness led to the
necessity of the MacThois bathing once a year. And it was because of
this that Seeker was to die two years after the Great Fire, of pneumonia.