Sunday, 21 April 2013

Dogs Delight 25 Stock market

He occasionally remembers his duty as landlord and throws in a comment to stir up controversy, generally on the need to ‘bring back the stocks.’
village stocks, village green, bring back the stocs

Stocks on the village green, say Stokes and his cronies, will not only bring down vandalism but bring in tourists.  (They say he is building a set in his gun shed.)  His supporters cite the example of  Near Otterby, which still has its gibbet, provoking envy in the villages all around.  Some of the regulars have begun calling him ‘Stokesy’ in a game and doomed attempt to lend him a more amiable character.  

village stocks, village green, country life

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