In The Land Of The Harp And Feathers; A Series Of Welsh Village Idylls by Alfred Thomas

In The Land Of The Harp And Feathers; A Series Of Welsh Village Idylls

byAlfred Thomas

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XVIII MORE THAN CONQUEROR TT was the Monday before Christmas. The season was always a time of great rejoicing at Wengroes, but on this occasion there was a special reason for an even larger amount of enthusiasm than was customary in the little community. Wengroes was on the tip-toe of joy and expectation, for Dydd Nadolig would be a red-letter day in the village history. Gomer Shinkin had been as good as, some said even better than, his promise. The folk had been worshipping for many weeks in the schoolroom, and now the word had been passed round that on the greatest anniversary of the year Capel Wengroes would open its kindly doors once more, clean and beautiful, renovated and restored by the bounty of its humblest and richest member. During the repairs the chapel had, of course, been placed entirely in the hands of the Caerllyn contractor who was carrying out the work. Whether the contractor was a man of morose temperament, or whether he was acting under orders, is unknown; but from the day he took the work in hand until Christmas Eve, when he delivered the keys into the minister's charge, none, save his own workmen, were allowed to enter Capel Wengroes. Some of the villagers felt inclined to resent this at first, but the tactful builder bowed such intruders off the chapel premises with so many smiles and cheery words that he soon disarmed opposition; and he and his workmen were left to their labours in peace, at least in the daytime. I say at least in the daytime, because I have a suspicion, based on sundry mysterious whisperings circulating amongst us, that one of the villagers, at any rate, had seen more than he would have cared to say. Taking into consideration also the fact that a lighted lantern had been seen in the vicinity of the chapel, late one eveni...

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Title:In The Land Of The Harp And Feathers; A Series Of Welsh Village IdyllsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217488064

ISBN - 13:9780217488068

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