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 did not massacre any people and Black Hat is merely playing a prank on unsuspecting innocent carolers.
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 the 26th or 27th of 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.]