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by every one, and got
as much work as he coul
d do, and if the pay ha
d but fitted the work,
he'd have been mighty c
omfortable; but as it w
as, what he got wouldn'
t have kept him in shoe
-leather, but for makin
g both ends meet by wea
ring his shoes in his p
ocket, except when he w
as in the town, and obl
iged to look genteel fo
r the credit of the pla
ce he came from. Well,
all was going on as pea
ceable as could be, til
l one market-day, when
business (or it may hav
e been pleasure) detain
ed him till the heel of
the evening, and by ni
Old-Fashioned Fairy Tales by Ewing, Juliana Horatia Gatty, 1841-1885