chapter  135
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The Sexton’s Nose—Lu nasu di lu sagristanu

Once upon a time, so it’s been told, there was a sexton who swept thefloors of the church every morning. Well, one morning, while hewas sweeping he found a coin. He picked it up and put it into his pocket. After he finished his work, he began to think of what he might buy with the coin. “If I buy walnuts,” he said to himself, “I’ll have the mice on my hands. If I buy almonds, I’ll have the mice on my hands. If I buy hazelnuts, I’ll have the mice on my hands. I think it’s best to buy roasted peas and then eat them.”