'Is anybody up there?' asked the farmer, catching sight of Little Klaus.
'Yes, certainly,' said the farmer; 'but we must first have something to eat!'
After this last warning, the Farmer went into the house and closed the door and barred it.
If I were only like so many others and had studied and worked and stayed with my poor old father, I should not find myself here now, in this field and in the darkness, taking the place of a farmer's watchdog.
"`That's a rather pretty eye,'" remarked the Munchkin who was watching the farmer
. "`Blue paint is just the color for eyes.'
In some farming States, the enthusiasm for the telephone is running so high that mass meetings are held, with lavish oratory on the general theme of "Good Roads and Telephones." 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.
It was just suppertime, and the farmer
was washing his hands at the kitchen door.
's cottage was very like those of the better class of peasantry in general.
"I do not refuse, brother Andres," said the farmer
, "be good enough to come along with me, and I swear by all the orders of knighthood there are in the world to pay you as I have agreed, real by real, and perfumed."
His father persisted in his conviction that a knowledge of a farmer
's wife's duties came second to a Pauline view of humanity; and the impulsive Angel, wishing to honour his father's feelings and to advance the cause of his heart at the same time, grew specious.
An' yet, Saxon, if that's what a farmer
's life means, I don't want to find no moon valley.
'Here he is, master,' said he, 'I have got the better of him': and when the farmer
saw his old servant, his heart relented, and he said.
observed it, and concluding I must soon die, resolved to make as good a hand of me as he could.
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.
"The poor farmers
," Ernest once laughed savagely; "the trusts have them both coming and going."