The blue light Tom and Huck expect to see in the “ha’nted house” would have, in their eyes, indicated the presence of a spirit or otherworldly creature. European folklore tells of a similar sensation, an ignis fatuus (Latin for foolish fire), also called a Will-o’-the-wisp.
Your mission for this chapter:
Using this website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will-o'-the-wisp, answer the following question: What is the Americanized version of the Will-o'-the-wisp folk story?
Feel like that that's no challenge? Here's another double dog dare bonus question:
The word “hieroglyph” comes from the Greek and means “sacred carving.” In
, thoughts were first written with hieroglyphics, rather than an alphabet like English or Russian or Greek. Egyptian hieroglyphs were nearly impossible to decipher as each image could represent an object, a sound, or a concept. Egypt
Use this website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/hieroglyph/ to answer the following question:
What discovery finally allowed archeologists to understand this ancient writing?