No sooner had he said the word, when clatter, clatter, rustle, rustle, what should come down the chimney but a link of the finest black pudding the heart of man could wish for.
If the woodman stared, the goodwife stared three times as much. 'What's all this?" says she.
This is from a English fairy tale "The Three Wishes". Is "If the woodman stared, the goodwife stared three times as much." is 2nd conditional? But it doesn't have a word "would". Does it make sense just as past tense? And why is it "says she"? Does it mean "she would say"? Could you teach me?