My People; Stories of the Peasantry of West Wales

My People; Stories of the Peasantry of West Wales

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... trampled on all my little beds." Joshua replied: " Well-well, Betti fach, for why you do not keep your hedges in trim, then? Dear, dear, you are like the foolish virgins." " Keep you your cows under eye," Betti answered. " What a wicked tongue you have, Bettil" answered Joshua. "To think that we both come of the same religious father! " Betti made no reply. "And Betti," Joshua resumed, " the five over ten sovereigns are more than due now. Give them to me." " Five over ten sovereigns?" " Iss, iss. Dear me, it's a long time since I lent them to you. Much did I sacrifice for this. But I couldn't think of you going in want, Betti fach. No, no, are you not my own flesh and blood? Of course, you won't anger the Big Man by trying to cheat your brother, will you? " " I haven't any yellow gold," Betti answered. " I don't know where to get it, unless I sell Lancoch. Indeed, I've been unlucky since I've had the place." "Betti, for shame! Don't you blaspheme. It's the Big Man's way. And it will be sinful to sell Lancoch. Did not our father and grandfather live here? " " What else can I do? You must have the money? " "According to the law, Betti fach, Lancoch is mine if pay you cannot." " Lancoch was given to me." "For surely, Betti fach. For surely. But did you not sign the little agreement? " " Agreement or no, Lancoch is mine." ' Joshua took possession of the land around Lancoch. He put up new gates, and repaired the hedges, and divers times he drove Betti's cow out of the fields into the...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965205
  • 9781236965202