Their psychology is bovine, their outlook crude and rare; They abandon vital matters to be tickled with a straw; But the straw that they were tickled with--the chaff
that they were fed with-- They convert into a weaver's beam to break their foeman's head with.
or no chaff
they would have been surprised to see me leave them for the burly and sympathetic Mills.
The plows these people use are simply a sharpened stick, such as Abraham plowed with, and they still winnow their wheat as he did--they pile it on the house-top, and then toss it by shovel-fulls into the air until the wind has blown all the chaff
But when the war was over, he only allowed him chaff
to eat and made him carry heavy loads of wood, subjecting him to much slavish drudgery and ill-treatment.
The crowd, of course, first cheer, and then chaff
as usual, as he picks up his hat and begins handling the sticks to see which will suit him.