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The Pedlar of Swaffham
Swaffham, Norfolk


A pedlar of Swaffham once dreamed that if he went to London and stood upon London Bridge, he would hear good tidings. Eager to put his dream to the test, the pedlar made the journey, and stood for two or three days upon London Bridge, but without any result. At last a shopkeeper asked him his business and, being told of the dream, laughed heartily, for the night before he himself had dreamed that a treasure lay hidden behind a pedlar's house - and in Swaffham of all places! Almost beside himself with joy, the pedlar returned home, where in the place indicated he unearthed a great treasure.

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