Franklin's Letters to His Kinsfolk, Written During the Years 1818, '19 & '20, from Edinburgh, London, The Highlands of Scotland, and Ireland, Volumen1

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Página 187 - ... on the grass that grew on the housetop. A dunghill was before the only window, at the other end of the house, and close to the door was a puddle of the dirtiest of dirty water, in which ducks were dabbling. At my approach, there came out of the cabin a pig, a calf, a lamb, a kid, and two geese, all with their legs tied; followed by...

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