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illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...any o' their houses was
built for 'em. All squattin' round a fire, like this. Frost, or
snow on the ground--'twas all the same to them. And after he's
house was built, old Phil, he wouldn't have no fire in it, not to
dry it nor nothing. Would have it out by the tent, same as
before.... I helped build that house. An' many a time I've come
across 'em, an' dropped in an' had a dish o' tea round the fire wi'
'em, at ha'-past-five in the mornin' when I was gwine along to
work." "Was that," I asked, " the house that Jenkinson built for
them, and that I heard about t'other day? When Gent got into it, he
told Jenkinson that if ever he built him another house, he hoped he
would put the channelling inside; for there was more wet came
inside than there did out." "Yes; 'twas so damp," assented
Bettesworth solemnly. The story was obviously familiar to him. "No;
that house was for another of 'em, --Roger, ol' Phil's brother.
Jenki'son built 'n a tank afterwards. They'd lived there several
years without water; an' at last Roger he said he'd dig th' tank
out, if Jenki'son'd line it with bricks an' cement. So old Bob
(Jenkinson) he went an' built it up inside an' doomed it over to a
little hole at top; an' when he'd done, Roger he calls he's wife--'
Pay Mister Jenki'son, ' he says, 'for buildin' this tank.' "' Which
tank?' she says. "' This tank. He's finished, ' Roger says. "' Call
that a tank?' she says. "' Yes, missus, ' says Jenki'son, 'that's
what I calls a tank?' "'Well, I calls it a bloomin' sink-hole, '
she says. "She'd bin expectin' a big place--as big as the house,
you know. Oh, he had to talk to her smartish afore she'd pay. An'
at last she put in her hand an' drew it out of her...
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