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4 Works of A. E. Coppard

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Broadsheet Ballad

Story type: Literature

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At noon the tiler and the mason stepped down from the roof of the village church which they were repairing and crossed over the road to the tavern to eat their dinner. It had been a nice little morning, but there were clouds massing in the south; Sam the tiler remarked that it looked like […]

The Higgler

Story type: Literature

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ON a cold April afternoon a higgler was driving across Shag Moor in a two-wheeled cart. H. WITLOW Dealer in Poultry DINNOP was painted on the hood; the horse was of mean appearance but notorious ancestry. A high upland common was this moor, two miles from end to end, and full of furze and bracken. […]

The Hurly-Burly

Story type: Literature

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I THE Weetmans, mother, son, and daughter, lived on a thriving farm. It was small enough, God knows, but it had always been a turbulent place of abode. For the servant it was: "Phemy, do this," or "Phemy, have you done that?" from dawn to dark, and even from dark to dawn there was a […]

Arabesque: The Mouse

Story type: Literature

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In the main street amongst tall establishments of mart and worship was a high narrow housepressed between a coffee factory and a bootmaker’s. It had four flights of long dim echoingstairs, and at the top, in a room that was full of the smell of dried apples and mice, a man in themiddle age of […]