I was reading The Invisible Man by H.G.Wells and I came across this sentence:
There was my sister's son, Tom, jest cut his arm with a scythe, tumbled on it in the 'ayfield and, bless me! he was three months tied up sir.
What is the meaning of jest and 'ayfield over here? Well according to the Cambridge dictionary jest means : something that is said or done in order to be funny. I am not sure if the given usage is in the same context.