Cockles hissed in the fire. A boy theorized they hissed because their house was on fire.
Obtain facts before making an opinion.
Some people were roasting of cockles, and they hiss’d in the fire. Well (says a block-headed boy) these are villanous creatures sure, to sing when their houses are a-fire over their heads.
Nothing can be well that’s out of season.
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