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Excavations in clayey soil, combined with wet weather, had turned the building site into a quagmire when Ogwen—with 'a load of 1,500 bricks---drove in his slapdash style bang into some loose earth and stuck axle-deep.
"Why didn't you warn me, you idiot ? "he shouted at a labourer standing by.
" Sorry, mister," grinned that worthy, " it never 'curred to me yer needed warnin'. I thought it was only the ground as was soft."