Near at hand, upon the topmost spray of a birch, sings the brown thrasher -- or red mavis, as some love to call him -- all the morning, glad of your society, that would find out another farmer's field if yours were not here.
To me, away there in my bean-field at the other end of the town, the big guns sounded as if a puffball had burst; and when there was a military turnout of which I was ignorant, I have sometimes had a vague sense all the day of some sort of itching and disease in the horizon, as if some eruption would break out there soon, either scarlatina or canker-rash, until at length some more favorable puff of wind, making haste over the fields and up the Wayland road, brought me information of the "trainers.
You can perhaps hardly understand the effect of that word on a mind like Hetty's, brought up among people who were somewhat hard in their feelings even towards poverty, who lived among the fields, and had little pity for want and rags as a cruel inevitable fate such as they sometimes seem in cities, but held them a mark of idleness and vice--and it was idleness and vice that brought burdens on the parish.
She would go away from Windsor--travel again as she had done the last week, and get among the flat green fields with the high hedges round them, where nobody could see her or know her; and there, perhaps, when there was nothing else she could do, she should get courage to drown herself in some pond like that in the Scantlands.
was the place to witness his cruelty and profanity.
The Queen uttered a little piping call, and in an instant a dozen pretty field
mice had emerged from their holes and stood before their ruler, awaiting her orders.
Now they drew close to the fox which began to dodge between the field
in sharper and sharper curves, trailing its brush, when suddenly a strange white borzoi dashed in followed by a black one, and everything was in confusion; the borzois formed a star-shaped figure, scarcely swaying their bodies and with tails turned away from the center of the group.
Among the sportsmen was the tall, gaunt form of Leather-Stocking, walking over the field
, with his rifle hanging on his arm, his dogs at his heels; the latter now scenting the dead or wounded birds that were beginning to tumble from the flocks, and then crouching under the legs of their master, as if they participated in his feelings at this wasteful and unsportsmanlike execution.
None of the field
hands working in the field
to which Williamson was going had seen him at all, and the most rigorous search of the entire plantation and adjoining country failed to supply a clew.
At the Field
of Wonders, at sunrise tomorrow morning.
Upon the veranda of his house by the ravine, Wing Biddlebaum continued to walk up and down until the sun had disappeared and the road beyond the field
was lost in the grey shadows.
Along one side of the field
the whole wain went, the arms of the mechanical reaper revolving slowly, till it passed down the hill quite out of sight.
I went down across the fields
, and Tony saw me from a long way off.
In the world-language of Barsoom she heard a man issuing instructions--so many were to pick usa, so many were to irrigate this field
, so many to cultivate that, and so on, as a foreman lay out the day's work for his crew.
Over the hedge on one side we looked into a plowed field
, and on the other we looked over a gate at our master's house, which stood by the roadside; at the top of the meadow was a grove of fir trees, and at the bottom a running brook overhung by a steep bank.