12. Samuel Pepys, greatly disturbed by the fire, went about alerting officials to do something. Then he went home and dug a hole, where he safely buried _________ .
From Quiz The Great Fire of London
Answer: wine and cheese
Samuel Pepys, the famous diarist and Secretary of the Admiralty, sat and observed the progress of the fire from a safe vantage point across the Thames. In his words, the fire was "a most malicious bloody flame, as one entire arch of fire... of above a mile long. It made me weep to see it. The churches, houses, and all on fire and flaming at once, and a horrid noise the flames made, and the cracking of houses at their ruin ...Over the Thames with one's face in the wind you were almost burned with a shower of firedrops.." At one point, he ran home and quickly buried his most prized possessions, some wine and parmesan cheese. We can assume that after the fire, Sam dug up his yard and had himself a nice feast.