Tales from the Norse – Tom Totherhouse

Once on a time there was a Goody who had a deaf husband. A good easy man he was, but that was just why she thought more of the lad next door, whom they called “Tom Totherhouse.” Now the lad that served the deaf man saw very well that the two had something between them, and one day he said to the Goody,— A Goody or Goodwife is usually a married woman of lowly station. “Dare you wager ten dollars, mother, that I don’t make you lay bare your own…

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