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- (continued from previous page)"straw boys" or "whalpers" attend, They
wear a sheaf of straw on their heads
and two sheaves of straw on their shoulders
held fast by a strip of straw tied at the
waist. They send in a note demanding
money or drink. If they do not get their
demands they cause trouble, but if they do
the march into the house and dance with
the bride and brides-maids and go away
peacefully.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.