“Squires, small farmers and adscription. It seems totally unreasonable that it has been so. There was villeinage. The farmer was obliged to put a portion of his labor on the land of the lord of the manor, instead of cultivating his own.”
Mentality Researcher Julius Hierliegt catches his breath as he presents the conditions for the Danish small farmers of long gone days. His eyes seem as if the same injustice still exists and thus legitimizes the surliness of his manner.
“There was a three-part division of the furlongs: the village had three fields on the outside. Wheat, barley and grass. In each of the three fields, the farmer had one line. The common was further away from the village. There were high-backed fields created by the wheel plow.”
His eyes reveal that he pictures himself a kind of squire, but with unoriginal orange laces in his riding boots.