Ye Olde Sturbridge Village: a made-uppe historie

Chapter III: A scare-crowe's tale

When times were tough and jobs scarce, lesse-skilled laborers hired them-selves out as livingge scare-crowes. Un-fortunately, these lower-classe people were often thiefes, and would usuallie pilfer from the croppes they were hired to protect. If caught, they were burned at the stake, the standarde punishment in those days. These two men wear the over-size shirtes and funnie hats tipicalle of Ye Olde Sturbridge Village scare-crowes, whiche were said to be more effective than even moderne-day bird-frightening devices.