His stronghold was situated on the banks of the Hudson, in one of those green, sheltered, fertile nooks in which the Dutch farmers
are so fond of nestling.
Ask the woman," said the farmer
, nodding over his shoulder.
I carried straightway to the village the topmost spire, and showed it to stranger jurymen who walked the streets--for it was court week--and to farmers
and lumber-dealers and woodchoppers and hunters, and not one had ever seen the like before, but they wondered as at a star dropped down.
As soon as the Cat's-meat-Man had told every one that John Dolittle was going to become an animal-doctor, old ladies began to bring him their pet pugs and poodles who had eaten too much cake; and farmers
came many miles to show him sick cows and sheep.
he said to Farmer
Wickens, who was walking about as if superintending a harvest.
For those were times when there was no rigid demarcation of rank between the farmer
and the respectable artisan, and on the home hearth, as well as in the public house, they might be seen taking their jug of ale together; the farmer
having a latent sense of capital, and of weight in parish affairs, which sustained him under his conspicuous inferiority in conversation.
The poor farmers
," Ernest once laughed savagely; "the trusts have them both coming and going.
Before yet any woodchuck or squirrel had run across the road, or the sun had got above the shrub oaks, while all the dew was on, though the farmers
warned me against it -- I would advise you to do all your work if possible while the dew is on -- I began to level the ranks of haughty weeds in my bean-field and throw dust upon their heads.
have been loved and wedded and turned out to grass in less time.
He himself had played football and gone bird-nesting with the farmers
whom he met at vestry and the labourers who tilled their fields, and so had his father and grandfather, with their progenitors.
We want to be farmers
, you know, and before we get the land we want to find out what kind of land we want.
It may be," said he to himself, "that young fellow is a liar as well as a cruel one; we'll just go home by Farmer
Bushby's, Beauty, and then if anybody wants to know you and I can tell 'em, ye see.
It is likely enough that in the rough outhouses of some tillers of the heavy lands adjacent to Paris, there were sheltered from the weather that very day, rude carts, bespattered with rustic mire, snuffed about by pigs, and roosted in by poultry, which the Farmer
, Death, had already set apart to be his tumbrils of the Revolution.
They change maybe to a field of turnips, and I have seen a farmer
priding himself on a flock of sheep that I knew were really a most merry company of dryads and fauns in disguise.
He seemed to apprehend my meaning; for, lifting up the lappet of his coat, he put me gently into it, and immediately ran along with me to his master, who was a substantial farmer
, and the same person I had first seen in the field.