Still more delightful were the moments when they reached the stream where the rows ended, and the old man rubbed his scythe with the wet, thick grass, rinsed its blade in the fresh water of the stream, ladled out a little in a tin dipper, and offered Levin a drink.
And truly Levin had never drunk any liquor so good as this warm water with green bits floating in it, and a taste of rust from the tin dipper. And immediately after this came the delicious, slow saunter, with his hand on the scythe, during which he could wipe away the streaming sweat, take deep breaths of air, and look about at the long string of mowers and at what was happening around in the forest and the country.
The old man crumbled up some bread in a cup, stirred it with the handle of a spoon, poured water on it from the dipper, broke up some more bread, and having seasoned it with salt, he turned to the east to say his prayer.
The mowers from all sides, brought closer together in the short row, kept urging one another on to the sound of jingling dipper and clanging scythes, and the hiss of the whetstones sharpening them, and good-humored shouts.
When, having obtained permission, she walked to the water pail in the corner and drank from the dipper, unseen forces dragged Seesaw from his seat to go and drink after her.
As she replaced the dipper Seesaw promptly raised his hand, and Miss Dearborn indicated a weary affirmative.
My furniture, part of which I made myself -- and the rest cost me nothing of which I have not rendered an account -- consisted of a bed, a table, a desk, three chairs, a looking-glass three inches in diameter, a pair of tongs and andirons, a kettle, a skillet, and a frying-pan, a dipper
, a wash-bowl, two knives and forks, three plates, one cup, one spoon, a jug for oil, a jug for molasses, and a japanned lamp.
After a countdown led by the mayor and the TV star, more than 230 dippers
braved the chilly water, with some staying in for over 30 minutes.
will meet at The Hub on Redcar seafront at 10.15 for registration, before entering the sea via the lifeboat slipway at 11am.
Waiting on were Unicorn Dippers
who had already completed their 18-match programme with 76 points.
Falls of Clyde Range Laura Preston, said: "Dippers
hunt insects on the riverbed by walking along the bottom, clinging on with their claws.
Binoculars are often needed to locate dippers
. Most of the bird's plumage is chestnut brown and grey, which should make them hard to spot, but a white throat and their constant bobbing movement make them easier to pick out.
21 (Saba) - Minister of Civil Service and Insurance Ahmed al-Shami discussed on Sunday with UK ambassador to Yemen Jane Marriott cooperation areas in carrying out administrative reforms and eradicating double dippers
Mustafa Nasser, the head of the Economic Media and Studies Centre, an economic think-tank based in the Yemeni capital, told Gulf News that government began applying the new measures in the military since it is awash with ghost workers and double dippers
Dr Christy Morrissey, of Cardiff University's School of Biosciences and currently assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan, said: "Work over the course of 20 years has shown that dippers
are excellent pollutant indicators in both America and Europe, but this is the first time we've compared rural and urban rivers - where most people live.