Before The Harvest

"Before the Harvest " I know you will enjoy this story of three generations of farmers During the outbreak of WW2. Janice Villeverde and her friend Miriam Nixon are sent to Wildacre Farm in the New York Estate. it is there that they are put to work along with many others to help the war effort. it is there that they meet up with young Thomas Hogg who introduces the girls to his friend George Barrett. After a brief courtship Janice finds herself in trouble and George Barrett sends her away when she tells him. Forced to bring up a child on her own Janice swears revenge on the man who wronged her. Before the Harvest gives you an insight of how a farm worked during the war years; a story of love hate and revenge.


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“Mr McGill was Mr Barrett a regular in your establishment?

“Yes sir he was.’

And is it fair to say that he had a bit of a reputation with the ladies.

“Oh yes, George were a right one with the girls.’

“He was noted as having a different girl on his arm most weeks is that correct?’

“Yes sir, that’s right.

“Do you remember him approaching Miss Villeverde then on the evening of May 5th 1942?’

“Yes I do’ Miss Villeverde was with another girl when George, I mean Mr Barrett went over with his smooth chat towards the girls.’

“It obviously worked; because he left with Miss Villeverde on his arm that night.’

No further questions your honour.

“Your witness Mr Hughes,’

“Was Miss Villeverde a regular visitor to your establishment Mr McGill?’

“Not to begin with but she was there most nights with Mr Barrett.

“Did she get drunk?’

“No but they were always having a good time in each others company.’

“How long did that last?

“Three or four months I would guess.’

“Then what happened?’

“Like all the rest he found someone else.”

“Did he tell you that Miss Villeverde was pregnant?”

“Yes,’ he did but he said that the baby wasn’t his.’

“Had you seen Miss Villeverde with anyone prior to seeing Mr Barrett?’

“No sir I had not.”

“Was Miss Villeverde in love with Mr Barrett?’



“In your opinion would you say that Miss Villaverde was in love with Mr George Barrett?’

“Yes,’ she told me that she loved him.”

“Did George Barrett tell you that he love Janice Villeverde?’

“No sir he did not.’

No Further questions your honour.

“Can we adjourn until after lunch?


Thank you your honour.

“All stand.

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