For the complete neighbourhood if so you may

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For the complete neighbourhood--if so you may additionally name it, wherein there aren't any neighbours--is a totally queer one--stormy, wild, and desolate, with little greater than rocks and sand and sea to make one's desire amongst. As to the sea, not simplest stupid, and void it's miles of any haven, or of right visitors, but as dangerous as need be, even in accurate weather, being complete of draughts and currents, with a tide like a mill-race, suffering also the americaand downs which need to be wherein the Atlantic Ocean jostles with blind narrowings: it offers, furthermore, a unique peril (a treacherous and a shifty one) in the form of a few horrible quicksands, called the "Sker-Weathers:" these at the desire of storm and modern-day trade about from place to area, but are, for the maximum part, some miles from shore, and from two to four miles long, in step with instances; once in a while nearly naked at half of-tide, and once in a while blanketed at low water. If any ship falls into them, the bravest skipper that ever stood upon a region-deck can do no greater than pipe to prayers, even though one or craft have escaped when the tide turned into growing hastily. As for the shore, it's miles no higher (while once you get past the rocks) than a stretch of sandhills, with a breadth of flaggy marsh behind them all the way to the mouth of Neath river, a few three leagues to the westward. Eastward, the scene is fairer inland, however the coast itself greater rugged and steep, and scarcely extra inhabited, having no residence nearer than Rhwychyns, that's handiest a small farm, nearly miles from Sker-Grange, and a mile from every other residence. And if you strike inland
from Sker--that is to mention, to the northward--there is not anything to look but sand, warren, and furze, and super fields marked with rubble, even as far as Kenfig. searching at that tremendous lonely house, there were things I by no means should make out. the primary changed into, who ought to ever were mad sufficient to build it there?--for it need to have fee a mint of cash, being all of quarried and carried stone, and with out a wealthy farm to require it. And the second component changed into still worse a puzzle: how could any person ever stay there? As to the primary factor, the story is, that the residence become built by using abbots of Neath, while owners of Sker-manor, including to it, very in all likelihood, as they observed each other; and then it changed into used as their manor-court, and for purposes extra essential, as an area of refection, being near precise fisheries, and specially Kenfig Pool, stocked with all clean-water fish, and each kind of wild-fowl. however upon the alternative query all that i can say is that this: i've knocked approximately the sector an excellent bit, and feature suffered many trials, by using the which i'm, absolute confidence, chastened and extraordinarily rectified; nevertheless, i would as an alternative stop my existence a few of the tomb-stones, if simplest allowed 3

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