Breaking the Stretch at the Well

“If a young man and a young woman who are keeping company happen to be standing at a spring-well of an evening and the young man throws out his arms to stretch himself, and he breaks the stretch part-way without letting any part of his arms or hands rise above his head, he and the girl will never be married because he broke the stretch at the well.” ~ (Blanche Nelson’s MSS)



1)  A Third Manx Scrapbook, W Walter Gill (1929)
2) Artwork of a Courting Couple by M King