Van Hunks* tells the hikers: "The cannabis smokers and tik-heads have smoked me out"
The newspaper reports on the high incidence of drug abuse in Cape Town.
*WIKIPEDIA tells the legend of Van Hunks :
The English term Devil's Peak is a 19th century translation from the Dutch Duiwels Kop, and supposedly comes from the folk-tale about a Dutch man called Jan van Hunks, a prodigious pipe smoker who lived at the foot of the mountain circa 1700.
He was forced by his wife to leave the house whenever he smoked his pipe. One day, while smoking on the slopes of the peak, he met a mysterious stranger who also smoked. They each bragged of how much they smoked and so they fell into a pipe-smoking contest. The stranger turned out to be the Devil and Van Hunks eventually won the contest, but not before the smoke that they had made had covered the mountain, forming the table cloth cloud.
The story was captured by the 19th century poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti in his poem Jan van Hunks (alternatively called The Dutchman's Wager.
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Van Hunks Smoked Out
FRED MOUTON co-opts Cape Town's legendary Van Hunks character to demonstrate the high incidence of drug abuse in Cape Town.
[see a translation of the cartoon, and some background to Van Hunks, in the Sidelines column next to the cartoon]