"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, Silva wouldn't sell these five acres for five hundred an acre cash down.
Why, back in town there, there's single acres that earns more than fifty of ours in the old days.
"But all the same, I'd sooner have forty acres at a hundred an acre than four at a thousan' an acre.
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 don't call that dinky gardening farming," he objected, pointing to a piece of land barely the size of an acre, which they were passing.
And land like this all around you runs at from two to three hundred to four an' five hundred dollars an acre."
"I thought it was pretty good land that fetched a hundred an acre," Billy said.
"An' that is that this is no place for us, with land a thousan' an acre an' only twenty dollars in our pockets."
Fodder crops accounted for the largest amount of cultivated land, with a total area of 118,895 acres
and a total production of 1,648,471 tonnes, followed by fruit crops, with a total area of 76,742 acres
and a total production of 459,695 tonnes, and vegetables, with a total area of 53,457 acres
and production of 817,940 tonnes.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he said 46 acres
land was being used unauthorized by Bannu District Government, 22.33 acres
by Health Department of Nowshera, 11.509 acres
by Traffic Police, Revenue Departments of Peshawar, 6.77 acres
by Police Department of Hangu and Lakki Marwat and 0.048 by District Police Kohat.