|St Levan Church (Llanlavan is probably Saint Levan - My poor knowledge of Cwmraeg (Welsh) would suggest so anyway, Llan in Welsh being roughly equivalent to a parish area) - image © Copyright Tim Heaton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.|
18 And they began to cry out, and With the cry which the merchants made, Ivan also shouted Thieves! thieves !
19 And at the shout which Ivan gave, the robbers left the merchants. And when they came to Market-Joy, there they met again.
20 Oh, Ivan! said they, we are bound to thee, had it not been for thee, we should have been lost men. Come with us, and thou shalt be welcome.
21 And when they were entering the house where they were accustomed to lodge, I must, said Ivan, see the man of the house.
22 The host ! replied they ; what dost thou want with the host ? here we have the hostess, and she is young. If thou must see the host, go to the kitchen, and thou shalt see him.
23 And when he came to the kitchen, he saw the host, and he was an old man, and weak, and turning the spit.
24 Oh ! quoth Ivan, here I will not lodge, but in the next house. Not yet, replied they ; sup with us, and thou shalt be welcome...." [cont...]
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 1818