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True, Reverend Sir Knight,'' answered the Palmer, to whom the appearance of the Templar seemed perfectly familiar; ``but when those who are under oath to recover the holy city, are found travelling at such a distance from the scene of their duties, can you wonder that a peaceful peasant like me should decline the task which they have abandoned?
As chance would have it, when he had got to this line there happened to come by a peasant from his own village, a neighbour of his, who had been with a load of wheat to the mill, and he, seeing the man stretched there, came up to him and asked him who he was and what was the matter with him that he complained so dolefully.
If the fair peasant wishes to carry matters any further, we shall find her, or rather, she will find us to-morrow; then she will give me some sign or other, and I shall know what I have to do.
There was a certain village wherein no one lived but really rich peasants, and just one poor one, whom they called the little peasant.
122] shrewd, passionate, somewhat melancholy heads, which, though they are often of peasant origin, are never by any chance undignified.
He submitted to custom and yielded to the devil, and only the peasant garb reminded him of the thought and feeling he had had.
He was Isay, a peasant of Vasili Andreevich's acquaintance, and well known as the principal horse-thief in the district.
A PEASANT found an Eagle captured in a trap, and much admiring the bird, set him free.
Behold yonder peasant tilling his field in peace and contentment
The peasant is always more willing to listen to the man who lays down rules for saving him from bodily ills than to the priest who exhorts him to save his soul.
The peasant women too tell us they have seen goblins.
In one place the peasants presented him with bread and salt and an icon of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, asking permission, as a mark of their gratitude for the benefits he had conferred on them, to build a new chantry to the church at their own expense in honor of Peter and Paul, his patron saints.