The site of my garden was occupied by a rockery, and the orchard
grass with all its treasures had been dug up, and the spaces between the trees planted with currant bushes and celery in admirable rows; so that no future little cousins will be able to dream of celestial hosts coming towards them across the fields of daffodils, and will perhaps be the better for being free from visions of the kind, for as I grew older, uncomfortable doubts laid hold of my heart with cold fingers, dim uncertainties as to the exact ultimate position of the gardener and the governess, anxious questionings as to how it would be if it were they who turned out after all to be sheep, and I who--?
She was convinced that John Hardy had concealed himself in the orchard beneath her window and she was determined to find him and tell him that she wanted him to come close to her, to hold her in his arms, to tell her of his thoughts and dreams and to listen while she told him her thoughts and dreams.
If you are the one for me I want you to come into the orchard at night and make a noise under my window.
When after several evenings of intense lis- tening she heard no call from the darkness in the orchard, she was half beside herself with grief and decided that for her there was no way to break through the wall that had shut her off from the joy of life.
Will you make affidavit," demanded he, in the tone of a country justice taking an examination, "that old Squire Higginbotham of Kimballton was murdered in his orchard the night before last, and found hanging on his great pear-tree yesterday morning?
His folks can't have looked for him in the orchard yet.
There ain't one of our neighbours has an orchard that bears like ours.
In the middle of the orchard we came upon a grape arbour, with seats built along the sides and a warped plank table.
She walked round and looked closely at that side of the orchard
wall, but she only found what she had found before--that there was no door in it.
All the same, I wish something exciting would happen," finished the Story Girl, as we walked up through the orchard
, peopled with its nun-like shadows.
And in the morning's glare, and the evening's soft repose, the five sisters still walked, or worked, or beguiled the time by cheerful conversation, in their quiet orchard.
The house of the five sisters stood where it did, and the same trees cast their pleasant shade upon the orchard grass.
The old folks schemed and gathered and added the land into the big holdings, and built the great barns and mansions, and planted the house orchards
and flower gardens.
And if I go out there and get acquainted with all those trees and flowers and the orchard
and the brook I'll not be able to help loving it.
With some difficulty and danger Jim drew the buggy over the loose rocks until he reached the green lawns below, where the paths and orchards
and gardens began.