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THE FARMERS REVOLT. THE REBECCA EIOTS. By the lie v. J. Lloyd James (Clivydtveiifi-o). CHAPTEIi III. (Continued). If people provoked or opposed him in anything bis tet-tiper would be uncontrol- lable, and he would rot mind taking a knife or a pitchfork with a view to ven- geance. Jacky Davy was the first man to return through Narberth after the chain was broken on that eveutiul occasion. The gateman concluded that he must hav9 forced and broken the chain, so that after he passed he went directly to a magistrate, stated his convictions, and obtained a war- rant for his apprehension, the execution of which was entrusted to a constable. As Jacky Davy was so well known for his great physical strength, two constables were sent after him as soon as arrange- ments could be completed and the law's machinery set going. It took some twelve hours to go from Llanglydwen to Ludchurch, or to Begelly and back, including loading and feeding of horses and driver at Longford. The feed for the horses was left there in going. While the horses had their foed outside, the driver had his lunch of bread and cheese, or bread aDd butter, inaide the public house, with a pint of beer to wash it down. While the refreshening was done at Longford, on this occasion, the law was being set at work iu Narberth, and the constables started with their warrant for Jacky Davy's apprehension. He had left Longford before they arrived there. They hastened up the sttep hiil by Penygraig, and passed the Square and Compass public house on the top. Thay walked briskly by Pwll-yr-Ayrou, now (Jlyrdyrwen Sta- tion, and passed "TL"; vV beaten Sheaf" public house, also Lhe rc-i gafca that led to Yet-hen farmhouse, aud w' "e drawing near Pwll-y-vvhva;d, when they overtook Jacky Davy and his caro and horses. 000 of the constables went on to him as he was walking by his horses, put his hand on his left shoulder, and said he was ap- prehending him for breaking the chain at Narberth gate, and that; he must return with him. The spirit of Jacky Davy, like that of Samson formerly, was stirred up, and, in loss time than it takes to'write, he took bold of the constable by his two shoulders, lifted and put Lim down on the other side of the hedge as easily as if he were lifting a child. Seeing the fate of his fellow officer, and thinking himself equal to the task, the other constable went on and put his hand on the shoulder or this son of Anak, and demanded him to surrender and return with him to N%be!:th. Jacky Davy was not the man to give* in, under the circum- stances, so he took hold of the constable, lilted him over the hedge to keep company with the other, and went on his way home- ward without being further molested by the minious of the law, who, after such humiliating defeat, returned to Narberth, and reported the matter to the magistrate there. Jacky Davy safely reached his home at Plas, and after tripping his load of lime in the field, brought his concern into the yard, put tha horses into the stable, saw their noed supplied, went into the house and told his father of the inci- dents of the day and of his collision with the Narberth constables. His father was a very tall and big man, a giant among men of as good mental abilities as he was strong and as shrewd in matters of law, that he was often more than a match for a lawyer. After hearing all that his son had to say, he said :—" They will be after you lad, and will not rest until you are appre- hended. I think it would be well for you to go and bide for a few days, until we sea In what course will be further taken." Jacky Davy acted on hits father's sugges- tion, and after taking a hearty meal, he tcld his fattier where to ha should go and hide himself. He wont straight to Berllandawel farm-house, whose land ad- joined that of Plas, and wi-, the early home of the writer of this history, after his mother's death at Horse shoe-dale and in that house, upstairs, Jacky hid himself for two or three day. His hiding-place was, of course, kept a profound secret for the time being, and he was fed gratuitously, as a mark of kindness ii,nd friendship by one farmer to bis ntaieso neighbour. (To be continued.)

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