KIPLING'S SUSSEX - online book

An illustrated descriptive guide, to the places mentioned in
the writings of Rudyard Kipling.

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" Do many Sussex people," I asked, " still believe in pharisees ? "
" I don't rightly understand what you mean, sir," she said.
" I gather from certain learned writers on Sussex that the fairies are called pharisees in this district."
" That may be," the woman made answer, " but I've never heard tell of it."
" But," I declared, " you have surely heard the story of how the Pharisees favoured Sussex above the rest of old England, and would ' flash their little green lights along the dikes at night, and dance on the naked roads in the naked day time.' "
The woman looked at me in a strange manner, and shrank a little backwards.
" For forty years have I lived here," she said, " and never before have I heard talk of such no-sense stuff. The only Pharisees I mind are written about in the Bible ! "
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