More Devil’s work

The devil works hard so they say, but he doesn’t seem to be very good at any of his whimsical, crackpot schemes.

It’s said he took a dislike of Aldborough but his ‘Arrows’ fell short and only just missed striking Boroughbridge1Devil’s Arrows. [online] Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Arrows#Name [Accessed 21 Apr. 2022]..

Then there’s his grandiose scheme for dividing the North Sea which got no further than Filey Brigg when he lost his hammer2Wikipedia Contributors (2021). Filey Brigg. [online] Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filey_Brigg#Folklore [Accessed 21 Apr. 2022]..

And then there’s Whitby, or rather the folk’s sanctimonious attitude. The Devil took umbrage with them and decided to bury the town. At his Punchbowl — better known today as the Hole of Horcum — he scooped out a huge clod of earth and threw it at Whitby. But, just like at Aldborough, it fell short, a long way short, resulting in the conical hill of Blakey Topping3“This World of Ours” | Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer | Tuesday 01 May 1934 | British Newspaper Archive. [online] Available at: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000687/19340501/331/0008 [Accessed 21 Apr. 2022]..

Not very good at this levelling up marlarky is he?

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