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The People of Colby…

by Bernadette Weyde
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Tradition states that before there were any attorneys, the people of Colby used to adjust their differences over the dead body of a wren; each party would pluck some of the feathers and bury them, and the case was settled.


(source: artwork ‘Dead Wren’ by Karl Edwards; A Second Manx Scrapbook by W Walter Gill (1932))

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