what did ironmaster begin to laugh ? 3- 4marks
When the ironmaster discovered that the stranger was actually a ragamuffin and not his comrade Olof, he got very upset. He wanted to hand him over to the sheriff. But, the peddler gave him a long sermon about how the world was a rattrap and the good things offered to people are like pork and rind used as bait. The peddler said the ironmaster may find himself in such a situation sometime and also that he never pretended to be anybody! The ironmaster was quite amused at the analogy and began to laugh.