Widecombe Fair Eden Phillpotts

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Widecombe Fair  by  Eden Phillpotts

Widecombe Fair by Eden Phillpotts
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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1913 Original Publisher: Little, Brown, and company Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When youMoreGeneral Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1913 Original Publisher: Little, Brown, and company Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original.

It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER II Crossing the village green upon the northern side of the church, Tryphena Harvey and her companion found themselves in the centre of Widecombe. Upon one side of the space wherein they stood rose a lich-gate, and springing from it extended an ancient Church House -- partly used as dwellings for the needy and partly as a school. Before it ran a heavy porch on granite pillars above cobblestone pavement- beside it lay Widecombes treasure, a fragment of the village stocks.

In the midst of the central square a yew-tree stood, perched on a triple row of granite steps, while westerly appeared the smithy behind a formidable frieze of ploughs and harrows, and the Old Inn, a comfortable and ancient house, whose entrance was sunk beneath the level of the road. Here Arthur Pierce was licensed to sell beer and spirits, tobacco and snuff. Food food cried Mr. Blatchf ord. Positively I can go no farther, Tryphena, until we have eaten and drunk. A thin, smooth-faced man led the travellers to a little parlour that faced west, and still harboured a beam of setting sunshine.

The man had a long, lean countenance with a pointed chin and feeble mouth. He was very loose-limbed, and of an invertebrate and nervous temperament. His eyes were those of a dog that never fights but always flies. They had a trusting expression, and suggested a man who threw himself on the goodwill of the world, and was thankful for small mercies and a kind word. Instinctively patronizing this poor-spirited person, Mr. Blatchford ordered ham and eggs, tea for Tryphena, and a ...



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