The revenue arising from his school was small, and would have been scarcely sufficient to furnish him with daily bread, for he was a huge feeder, and, though lank, had the dilating powers of an anaconda; but to help out his maintenance, he was, according to country custom in those parts, boarded and lodged at the houses of the farmers
whose children he instructed.
He would be a poet who could impress the winds and streams into his service, to speak for him; who nailed words to their primitive senses, as farmers
drive down stakes in the spring, which the frost has heaved; who derived his words as often as he used them--transplanted them to his page with earth adhering to their roots; whose words were so true and fresh and natural that they would appear to expand like the buds at the approach of spring, though they lay half smothered between two musty leaves in a library--aye, to bloom and bear fruit there, after their kind, annually, for the faithful reader, in sympathy with surrounding Nature.
The company were, the farmer
and his wife, three children, and an old grandmother.
Little Klaus gave the farmer
his sack with the dry skin, and got instead a good bushelful of money.
And as a result of this Telephone Crusade, there are now nearly twenty thousand groups of farmers
, each one with a mutual telephone system, and one-half of them with sufficient enterprise to link their little webs of wires to the vast Bell system, so that at least a million farmers
have been brought as close to the great cities as they are to their own barns.
Don Quixote added it up, found that it came to sixty-three reals, and told the farmer
to pay it down immediately, if he did not want to die for it.
This fellow will scare the crows fast enough,' said the farmer
The same unworldliness was what had necessitated Angel's getting a living as a farmer
, and would probably keep his brothers in the position of poor parsons for the term of their activities; yet Angel admired it none the less.
The wheat- farmer
leaned forward, resting the heels of his hands on his knees so that the fingers hung down his long shins, in Daughtry's appraisal, half-way to his feet.
In a few years the national distress was so great that the Farmer
, the Artisan, and the Labourer petitioned the King to reorganize the standing army.
The company were the farmer
and his wife, three children, and an old grand-mother.
We have no festival, nor procession, nor ceremony, not excepting our cattle-shows and so-called Thanksgivings, by which the farmer
expresses a sense of the sacredness of his calling, or is reminded of its sacred origin.
If tonight it should happen to rain," said the Farmer
, "you can sleep in that little doghouse near-by, where you will find plenty of straw for a soft bed.
On the previous summer Sarah had gone into the country and loved a farmer
Of this latter sort was old Farmer
Ives, as he was called, the "wise man" to whom Benjy resorted (taking Tom with him as usual), in the early spring of the year next after the feast described in the last chapter.