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Johnyxxx

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Hi,

I have problem to understand the bold text; can anybody help me?

You could see for miles from those upper corridor windows – small panes that take a lot of cleaning. But George did the windows. George had come from the village, too, if you could call it a village. But he was a permanency. Nothing much but a few cottages, and an
outlying farmhouse here and there. Why the old brick church lay about a mile away from it, I can’t say. To give the Roaring Lion a trot, perhaps. The Reverend had private means – naturally. I knew that before it came out in the will. But it was a nice fat living notwithstanding – worked out at about fifty pounds to the pig-sty, I shouldn’t wonder, with the vicarage thrown in. You get what you’ve got in this world, and some of
us enjoy a larger slice than we deserve. But the Reverend, I must say, never took advantage of it. He was a gentleman. Give him his books, and tomorrow like yesterday, and he gave no trouble – none whatever.

Crewe, Walter de la Mare, 1936

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Are pigs or pig-sties mentioned elsewhere in the story?
 

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No, they are not.
 
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