Traditions and Hearthside Stories of West Cornwall, Second Series

Traditions and Hearthside Stories of West Cornwall, Second Series

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"[...]crowd of women high and low, meet to take their turn at grinding, serging, &c. Whilst some work others tell stories, sing, or dance on the green, near which grew many old oaks, sycamores, and elms, in a place still called the rookery, a little above. There was a great friendship between Duffy and Old Betty, who worked the mill, because this old dame, having long had strange dealings, saw at once, by a stocking Duffy pretended to be knitting, that a stitch was always down and that the work was none of hers. In the evening, Duffy hearing, when she came in, the devil still spinning, thought she would see him at work and try to learn something. Looking through the latch-hole she saw what she took to be a woman, seated, and spinning with a small treddle-turn such as is used for spinning thread, and the wool-turn (with a[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 16.51mm | 498.95g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507566743
  • 9781507566749
  • 2,445,840