He could see the evening gatherings, held on the circle of the threshing- floors, because that was the only level ground; could see the wonderful unnamed green of the young rice
, the indigo blues of the Indian corn, the dock-like patches of buckwheat, and, in its season, the red bloom of the amaranth, whose tiny seeds, being neither grain nor pulse, make a food that can be lawfully eaten by Hindus in time of fasts.
was quite young; he had only taken his degree a year before; and he was suddenly embarrassed.
She took him to her heart and boasted of him; like one made young herself by the great event, she joyously dressed her pale daughter in her bridal gown, and, with smiles upon her face, she cast rice
after the departing carriage.
," he said, "If you please, sir, will you come this way?
Their fare was monotonous: sour-dough bread, bacon, beans, and an occasional dish of rice cooked along with a handful of prunes.
They plumb e't all the bacon and prunes and sugar and dog-food," Elijah reported, "and gosh darn my buttons, if they didn't gnaw open the sacks and scatter the flour and beans and rice from Dan to Beersheba.
Caught in the pinch with a part sack of rice
and a few pounds of dried apricots, rice
and apricots was his menu three times a day for five days hand-running.
Laughter and joy had their way; and when Anne and Gilbert left to catch the Carmody train, with Paul as driver, the twins were ready with rice
and old shoes, in the throwing of which Charlotta the Fourth and Mr.
Cultivated plains soon appear, where are united all the productions of the northern and tropical floras, terminating in prairies abounding with pineapples and yams, tobacco, rice
, cotton-plants, and sugar-canes, which extend beyond reach of sight, flinging their riches broadcast with careless prodigality.
At Campos Novos, however, we fared sumptuously; having rice
and fowls, biscuit, wine, and spirits, for dinner; coffee in the evening, and fish with coffee for breakfast.
It was, for nearly two years after this, rye and Indian meal without yeast, potatoes, rice
, a very little salt pork, molasses, and salt; and my drink, water.
No, not for the white men's dogs either; but, see, any damned native that can boil a pot of rice
is good enough for Mr.
Twenty-five bags of rice
would be coming off in a sampan directly, for stores.
This touched my heart a little, and brought tears out of my eyes, and I began to bless myself that such a prodigy of nature should happen upon my account; and this was the more strange to me, because I saw near it still, all along by the side of the rock, some other straggling stalks, which proved to be stalks of rice
, and which I knew, because I had seen it grow in Africa when I was ashore there.
I looked upon their case to have been worse at this time than mine was at any time, after I first discovered the grains of barley and rice
, and got into the manner of planting and raising my corn, and my tame cattle; for now they had, as I may say, a hundred wolves upon the island, which would devour everything they could come at, yet could be hardly come at themselves.