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Do you think that the old lady would have been so ungenerous if she had known who St. Peter really was? What would she have done then?
If the old lady had known who Saint Peter really was, even then she wouldn’t have been generous in parting her bread with him. The poem describes the old lady as a very selfish and greedy woman, who couldn’t even share a small part of her bread with a priest. She couldn’t have learnt a lesson without being punished, and that is why Saint Peter cursed her that she would make her own home and find her food by boring all day into the woods.
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