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In olden days our rural ancestors amused themselves in the evenings with
entertainments such as card-playing, ceilidhs, and frightening the life
out of each other with hair-raising ghost stories! Card-playing was invariably
the preserve of the men folk taking place in one of their homes, whilst
their wives sometimes congregated in one of the other houses with their
knitting to mull over the latest tit-bits of gossip.
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