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Lee Falk find the name Cockaigne

"The Land of Cockaigne"
etching from 1564 by Niccolo Nelli

Cockaigne is portrayed in legend, oral history and art. It was the name that people in the middle ages gave to an imagined land filled with all the things that their own lives lacked, an imaginary land of luxury, plenty and ease.

As one text about Cockaigne puts it:

"People in that country who are fond of drinking with trusted comrades receive for each fair sided drink a silver penny.
Those who drink till it's coming out of their ears or till their eyes start to water receive a guinea for every drink they've imbibed.
And anyone who can empty a whole tankard in one gulp, standing up and without taking a breath, gets free drinks and a gold noble to boot."

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