The judgment and mind of the region reside in that solid, unostentatious society, where each man knows the resources of his neighbor, where complete indifference is shown to luxury and dress,--pleasures which are thought childish in comparison to that of obtaining ten or twelve acres
of pasture land,--a purchase coveted for years, which has probably given rise to endless diplomatic combinations.
Smith has not much above a hundred acres
altogether in his grounds, which is little enough, and makes it more surprising that the place can have been so improved.
A verandah at the south side gave on to a garden and two tennis courts, separated by a tasteful iron fence from a most park-like meadow of five or six acres
, where two Jersey cows grazed.
There was only a small part of his estate that Sir Walter could dispose of; but had every acre
been alienable, it would have made no difference.
From the day a letter had come from Peter Mall, an ex-comrade in Wade's old regiment, saying the quarter-section next his own could be bought by paying annually a dollar and twenty-five cents an acre
for seven years, their hopes had risen into determination that had become unshakable.
Suppose the government sells you Pari-Sulay at a pound an acre
; clearing will cost you at least four pounds more; that is, five pounds for four hundred acres
, or, say, ten thousand dollars.
ROAMING BY the mountainside at sundown, a Wolf saw his own shadow become greatly extended and magnified, and he said to himself, "Why should I, being of such an immense size and extending nearly an acre
in length, be afraid of the Lion?
He added wing after wing to his beautiful house, and acre
to his land, and rejoiced in being laird of Abbotsford.
The whole lot contains eleven acres
, mostly growing up to pines and hickories, and was sold the preceding season for eight dollars and eight cents an acre
And then eight hundred acres
of wheat, three hundred of potatoes, and four hundred of clover, and not one acre
The death of her father and mother and the rich acres
of land that had come down to her had set a train of suitors on her heels.
When she had made her way through the brush and scrub cottonwood-trees that lined the opposite bank, she found herself upon the border of a field where the white, bursting cotton, with the dew upon it, gleamed for acres
like frosted silver in the early dawn.