Title text: For a thousand generations we vowed never to forget how his soldiers feasted on our brother Stephen.
Here are the lyrics for the first verse of the Christmas Carol, "Good King Wenceslas"
- Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the Feast of Stephen,
- When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even;
- Brightly shone the moon that night, tho' the frost was cruel,
- When a poor man came in sight, gath'ring winter fuel.
First and foremost, Wenceslas was not a king, but merely a duke, the "kingship" was given to him ceremonially after his death. Secondly, the Wenceslas that the carol is about was not responsible for any massacre (in fact he is considered a saint in most Christian churches); Black Hat is merely playing a prank on unsuspecting innocent carolers, just to get them silent.
The title text references "the Feast of Stephen" which is also known as the "Feast of St. Stephen" or "St. Stephen's Day", which is a holiday celebrated on 26 or 27 December, depending on the Western or Eastern church respectively. It is not actually a feast that involved eating a person named Stephen, instead a celebration of the Saint named Stephen.
- [Three people stand together singing Christmas carols.]
- Carolers (in unison): Good king Wenceslas looked out on the—
- [Black Hat leans out of an above ground window.]
- Black Hat: King Wenceslas massacred my people.
- [The carolers stand in silence.]