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Breton Mayor at Ease
Solace of Tobacco

BRETON MAYOR AT EASE

SOLACE OF TOBACCO

Passing strangers might not at first see in this quaintly-garbed figure, with roomy breeches, dark surcoat, and round hat, a person of importance. As mayor of a Breton village, he controls local affairs and acts as friend and advisor in many matters to his fellows At her cottage door she presents a quaint picture in her tattered shawl and skirt and neat white close-fitting cap as she applies a match to the coarse tobacco in the bowl of her short clay pipe and enjoys the first comforting puffs