"I asked him how he got his books. He explained that he bought them of a pedlar who travelled the country and to whom he had given a list of the works which he most desired to posses. This man was able to get them cheap, at sales or at houses where a removal was expected. When he came to Gulley's cove he always brought one or two volumes in his pack. He had got the Human Understanding from a dairy-maid in exchange for a cap ribbon. She had been using it as a scale-weight for cheeses."
Troy Chimneys Margaret Kennedy