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The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit

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Author: Richard Harris
Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 97,909 / 284 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 694
Added to site: 2009.11.28
mnybks.net#: 25899
Origin: gutenberg.org
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t and appetite having been temperately appeased, I seated myself cosily by the huge chimney, where the log was always burning; and, having lighted my pipe, surrendered my whole being to the luxurious enjoyment of so charming a situation. I had scarcely finished smoking, when I fell into a sound and delicious sleep. And behold! I dreamed a dream; and methought:

It was a beautiful Sabbath morning, in the early part of May, 18--, when two men might have been seen leaning over a pigstye. The pigstye was situated in a farm-yard in the lovely village of Yokelton, in the county of Somerset. Both men had evidently passed what is called the "prime of life," as was manifest from their white hair, wrinkled brows, and stooping shoulders. It was obvious that they were contemplating some object with great interest and thoughtful attention.

And I perceived that in quiet and respectful conversation with them was a fine, well-formed, well-educated sow of the Chichester breed. It was plain from the number of her

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