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Palme

An obsolete Danish unit for circumference approximately equivalent to 8.86 centimeters.
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"Who is to hang these three poor wretches?" asked the palmer.
"O, Heaven save you, worshipful Sheriff!" said the palmer. "Heaven protect you!
"Naught save a poor old palmer. But I can shrive their souls and hang their bodies most devoutly."
"God bless ye!" said the palmer. And he went with the soldier to the jail to prepare his three men for execution.
Down through the long lines of packed people they walked to the market-place, the palmer in the lead, and the widow's three sons marching firmly erect between soldiers.
Palmer laughed, and said it would not do her any harm.
"Now, Palmer, you shall see a monstrous pretty girl."
Palmer laughed so heartily at the question, as to show she understood it.
Palmer rose also, laid down the newspaper, stretched himself and looked at them all around.
With doffed caps and eager hands, the comrades took their new and precious possessions, and pressed onwards upon their journey, leaving the aged palmer still seated under the cherry-tree.
"I know not about that," said the smith; "but I know that a man with a gray palmer's hat and gown was here no very long time ago, and that he sat on yonder stump and ate a cold pullet and drank a flask of wine.
Away they galloped together, and ere long they saw the old gray palmer walking slowly along in front of them.