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A clever pig!

Source: Welshman 13/12/1856       Date: 1856
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A CLEVER PIG. David Williams versus David Davies. The plaintiff, who is the landlord of the Black Lion Inn, in the village of Llanybyther, brought this action to recover from the defendant, who is a tea dealer, residing in the same village, the sum of 10s. for damage done by the defendant's pig to plaintifl's fields. Mr. Thirlwall appeared for the plaintiff; and Mr. W. H. Thomas, Aberystwith, for the defendant. Mr. Thirlwall in his opening address, detailed the facts and circumstances of the case, and also explained the ingenious mode which the defendant's pig adopted to obtain entrance into the plaintiff's clover field, by enticing another pig to accompany him as far as the gate leading into the field, the latter allowing defendant's pig to place his fore feet on his back, and in that position the former was enabled to raise up the latch with his nose, and thereby get" into clover" to the annoyance and injury of the plaintiff. The plaintiff was examined and complained of the series of trespasses committed on his field by defendant's pig, and the contrivance adopted to obtain admission. Witnesses were also examined for the defence, and at the conclusion, his honor gave judgment in favor of the plaintiff for 5s.-The same plaintiff, versus Evan Evans. This action was similar to the last, and was also brought to recover 10s. damages committed by defendant's pig, who was the companion of the clever pig mention in the last action. This pig was not only charged with aiding and abetting the former, but also with having acted as an accomplice.—The defendant's attorney consented to judgment to be entered for 5s. being the same as the last case.-David Davies versus David Williams. This was a cross action, the plaintiff being the defendant in the pig case, and sought to recover from the defendant 10s. damages done to plaintiff's garden by his turkeys. It appeared that these fowls had taken particular liking to the cabbages and other green crops of the plaintiff, and were often observed to fly over the garden fence and descend like a "cloud of locusts" upon the property of the plaintiff. After several witnesses had been examined, his honor gave judgment in favor of the plaintiff for 5s. Evan Evans versus David Williams. This also was an action arising out of the same proceedings. Defendant consented to the same verdict as the last.
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