0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history

Not currently available

The Bettesworth Book; Talks with a Surrey Peasant (Paperback) Loot Price: R49
Discovery Miles 490
You Save: R266 (84%)
The Bettesworth Book; Talks with a Surrey Peasant (Paperback): George Sturt

The Bettesworth Book; Talks with a Surrey Peasant (Paperback)

George Sturt

 (sign in to rate)
List price R315 Loot Price R49 Discovery Miles 490 You Save R266 (84%)

Bookmark and Share

Supplier out of stock. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not 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...

General

Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: George Sturt
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 42
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-42804-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 1-151-42804-3
Barcode: 9781151428042

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners