"An' that is that this is no place for us, with land a thousan' an acre an' only twenty dollars in our pockets."
"But all the same, I'd sooner have forty acres at a hundred an acre than four at a thousan' an acre.
"You're like Uncle Will, who owned thousands of acres and wanted to own a million, and who wound up as night watchman.
"I don't know which is the dinkier," she observed finally, "--owning a few little acres and the team you're driving, or not owning any acres and driving a team somebody else owns for wages."
My grandfather bought sixteen hundred of the best acres around here for fifteen hundred dollars--five hundred down an' the balance in five years without interest.
Because they could get more out of twenty acres than we could out of a hundred an' sixty.
"An' old Silva wound up by buyin' these five acres from grandfather.
Why, the Silvas, the whole tribe of 'em, works a hundred acres in peas, eighty in tomatoes, thirty in asparagus, ten in pie-plant, forty in cucumbers, an'--oh, stacks of other things."
Why, back in town there, there's single acres that earns more than fifty of ours in the old days.
In her heart of hearts the forty acres tugged much the harder.
"We're going in, not for forty acres, but for a hundred and sixty acres free from the government."
You should have seen those acres
of people throw themselves down in that water and kiss it; kiss it, and pet it, and fondle it, and talk to it as if it were alive, and welcome it back with the dear names they gave their darlings, just as if it had been a friend who was long gone away and lost, and was come home again.
Giving details of the railways land in Punjab, he said 95.56 acres
land was under unauthorized use of Revenue Department of Attock City, 9.99 acres
by Board of Revenue Mianwali, 3.81 acres
by Education Department Punjab for Construction of School in Mianwali, 3.69 acres
by Attock Tehsil Municipal Office and 0.5 acres
by Highway Punjab Mianwali.
Similarly, 60.1421 acres
of defence land are under encroachment in Himachal Pradesh, 339.2447 acre
in Jammu and Kashmir, 304.932 acre
in Jharkhand, 131.7923 acre
in Karnataka, 2.6839 acre
in Kerala, 0.08 acre
in Lakshadweep, 923.5062 acre
in Maharashtra, 1639.83 acre
in Madhya Pradesh, 6.1308 acre
in Manipur, 11.0855 acre
in Meghalaya, and 357.53 acre
in Nagaland have been encroached upon.