The butcher he answered jolly Robin, "No matter where I do dwell, For a butcher am I, and to Nottingham Am I going, my flesh to sell."
I am but a simple butcher, and to Nottingham am I going, my flesh to sell. 'Tis Fair week, and my beef and mutton should fetch a fair penny," and he laughed loudly at his jest.
"I go to the market at Nottingham Town to sell my beef and my mutton," answered the Butcher.
"Ay, that have I," quoth Robin, laughing loudly again, "five hundred and more horned beasts have I and my brothers, and none of them have we been able to sell, else I might not have turned butcher.
The first day, I would have bought a hundred and fifty of these clocks if I had the money--and I did buy three-- but on the third day the disease had run its course, I had convalesced, and was in the market once more--trying to sell
. However, I had no luck; which was just as well, for the things will be pretty enough, no doubt, when I get them home.
John Dormouse and his daughter began to sell
peppermints and candles.
"No, madame; but if I were called upon to sell or to buy, I should be satisfied with the gold of the settings alone as my profit upon the transaction.
"But you do not intend to sell your diamonds, I suppose, madame?" exclaimed the bewildered jeweler.
"I daresay we shall be able to sell
before the account," said Macalister, "but if not, I'll arrange to carry them over for you."
He fetched me a good sum, too, for I bought him cheap of a man that was 'bliged to sell
out; so I realized six hundred on him.
"Then give me a letter to him, and tell him to sell
out without an instant's delay, perhaps even now I shall arrive too late."
Not only did he own the dump, but he owned the brick factory as well, and first he took out the clay and made it into bricks, and then he had the city bring garbage to fill up the hole, so that he could build houses to sell
to the people.