Rotten Borough*

The Greatest Powys Treats of Immemorial Animalism

The Story. Over a windy English heath and down a hill crept a rutty road. At the bottom of the hill, the road found, unexpectedly, a village called Shelton, with old elms and houses bulging into the lane.

Dairyman Tasker, who is not the hero of this story (it has none), lived in Shelton with his gods, which gods were large black boars and sows in a pig-yard deep with manure.

When Mr. Tasker went to his worship in the darkness of dawn, he flung...

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