Konstantin Levin, whose presence was needed in the plough land and meadows, had come to take his brother in the trap.
The brothers had to drive through the woods to reach the meadows. Sergey Ivanovitch was all the while admiring the beauty of the woods, which were a tangled mass of leaves, pointing out to his brother now an old lime tree on the point of flowering, dark on the shady side, and brightly spotted with yellow stipules, now the young shoots of this year's saplings brilliant with emerald.
Far below the watchers in the meadow could see the aeroplane careening in the sky, for with the change of control it had taken a sudden dive.
With a muffled thud it flattened upon the turf near the center of the meadow, and when at last the Englishman could gain the courage to again turn his eyes upon it, he breathed a fervent prayer of thanks, for the shapeless mass that lay upon the blood-stained turf was covered with an ebon hide.
He looked happily at the line of fires, with people grouped about them, and the colour of the flames against the night; at the end of the meadow was a line of great elms, and above the starry sky.
When supper was over Jane and a small brother were sent down to a brook that ran at the bottom of the meadow to fetch a pail of water for washing up.
So next morning she went again to the flowery meadow
and sought the witch in her hut, and told her of her grief.
And Curdken went on telling the king what had happened upon the meadow
where the geese fed; how his hat was blown away; and how he was forced to run after it, and to leave his flock of geese to themselves.
He remembered the meadow
, the wormwood, the field, the whirling black ball, and his sudden rush of passionate love of life.
Billy grinned, and fell to examining a spring which bubbled a clear stream into the meadow
. Here the ground was sunbaked and wide open in a multitude of cracks.
Sure enough, a dim path seemed to branch off from the road they were on, and it led across pretty green meadows
and past leafy groves, straight toward the southwest.
As I was leaving the Irishman's roof after the rain, bending my steps again to the pond, my haste to catch pickerel, wading in retired meadows
, in sloughs and bog-holes, in forlorn and savage places, appeared for an instant trivial to me who had been sent to school and college; but as I ran down the hill toward the reddening west, with the rainbow over my shoulder, and some faint tinkling sounds borne to my ear through the cleansed air, from I know not what quarter, my Good Genius seemed to say -- Go fish and hunt far and wide day by day -- farther and wider -- and rest thee by many brooks and hearth-sides without misgiving.
The second description of these natural meadows
lies west of the Mississippi, at a distance of a few hundred miles from that river, and is called the Great Prairies.
''Cept Mullins's Meadows
,' observed the fat man solemnly.
Steering north-eastward from the Crozetts, we fell in with vast meadows
of brit, the minute, yellow substance, upon which the Right Whale largely feeds.