It was not unusual at a ball in the 1800s for dancers to have wax dripped down on them as they progressed around the floor – courtesy of the candles burning in the chandeliers above them.
– source: What Jane Austin Ate and Charles Dickens Knew by Daniel Pool
It would be interesting to see a character react to hot/warmish wax falling on his or head, wouldn’t it?
Too cool, Regina! I’ve just found your site, and am having a lot of fun snooping around. Happy writing!
Thanks, Annie. 🙂