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The mountain sheep are sweeter, But the valley sheep are fatter, We therefore deemed it meeter To carry off the latter.
Thomas Love Peacock wrote the lines, though George Borrow might have written them. Wanderiuster Baerlein might have written them too. It is in this tone, rare in English literature, that he tells of his roamings in Transylvania.
For a long time he is held up, awaiting a traveling-companion, in the fascinatingly dull little town of Saliste. To beguile the time he talks of Transylvanian history...