Who Were The Green Children of Woolpit And Where Did They Come From?

Life In Refuge

5. Life In Refuge

Under Sir Richard’s care, the green children displayed more troubling behaviors, refusing to eat the food they were given. They appeared starved, but every meal presented to them was deemed inedible.

By some luck beanstalks that were freshly cut were brought in for them and the children ravaged them; they tore the stalks open and discovered the raw bean pods and that is what they ate for some time.

Eventually, with gradual exposure, the children were able to adjust to the basic English diet and not long after, started seeing a change in their green skin.

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