High up in Tholt y Will Plantation in Sulby you will find these crofters ruins which was the setting of a poem by T.E. Brown, called ‘Kitty of the Sherragh Vane’, an extract of this famous Manx Poem is below;
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Well, I tell ye, the first time ever I seen her,She wasn’ much more till a baby –six years, maybe,would have been her age;and the little clogs at her,clitter-clatter,and her little handin mine, to show me the way, you’ll understand,down yander brew,and me a stranger too,that was lost on the mountain;And the little sowl in the house all alone,and for her to be gointhe best part of a mile –bless the chile!Till she got me right –and not a bit shy, not herNor freckened, but talkin away as purtyas a woman of thirty-And-“That’s the way down to the School,” says she,“and Saul and me is goin there every day;you’ll easy find the way! –and turns, and off like a bird on the wing,Aw, a bright little thing.
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