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There's things folks 'ud pay to be rid on, besides varmin.
But they said it was along of his wife's dying; though there's reasons in things as nobody knows on--that's pretty much what I've made out; yet some folks are so wise, they'll find you fifty reasons straight off, and all the while the real reason's winking at 'em in the corner, and they niver see't.
t, for your name's no better than a brimstone match in everybody's nose--if it isna two-three old folks as you think o' saving your soul by giving 'em a bit o' flannel and a drop o' porridge.
I shan't repent saying what I think, if I live to be as old as th' old squire; and there's little likelihood--for it seems as if them as aren't wanted here are th' only folks as aren't wanted i' th' other world.
And so we got to know all the country folk and their ways and songs and stories by heart, and went over the fields and woods and hills, again and again, till we made friends of them all.
Ay, you may well wonder and think it odd you never heard of this before; but wonder or not, as you please, there are hundreds of such things lying about England, which wiser folk than you know nothing of, and care nothing for.
Better that than stealing the deer that thou art placed to guard, like some folk I know.
Besides, if it comes to the cropping of ears, there are other folk who may say their say," quoth the third laborer.
Why don't you folks tell me to take in the slack of my jaw and go home?
Well, nothing could do THAT--mother come of a race of sea-going folk and it was born in me.
Before ever we were born our folks were walkin' across the plains together.
As I sat and watched the cave-mouths I became aware that the Folk were watching me.