This touched me sensibly, for I foresaw that in a few days they would devour all my hopes; that I should be starved, and never be able to raise a crop at all; and what to do I could not tell; however, I resolved not to lose my corn, if possible, though I should watch it night and day.
I stayed by it to load my gun, and then coming away, I could easily see the thieves sitting upon all the trees about me, as if they only waited till I was gone away, and the event proved it to be so; for as I walked off, as if I was gone, I was no sooner out of their sight than they dropped down one by one into the corn again.
Also, others that had taken land gave it to the few that held on, being paid in return with corn
and fat roots, and bear-skins, and fishes which the farmers got from the fishermen in exchange for corn
Then merry Robin looked up and down, as if to see that there was no one nigh, and then, coming close to the Corn
Engrosser, he stood on tiptoe and spake in his ear, "Thinkest thou in sooth that I am a beggar, as I seem to be?
The humane governor, musing upon the sentence, considered a little upon it; and turning to the two honest Englishmen, said, "Hold; you must reflect that it will be long ere they can raise corn
and cattle of their own, and they must not starve; we must therefore allow them provisions.
said Sambo, coming to the mulatto woman, and throwing down a bag of corn
before her; "what a cuss yo name?
But this was not corn
, and so it was safe from such enemies as he.
Every morning when the sun was rising, and every evening when it was setting, she would steal out of the house-door, and when the breeze parted the ears of corn
so that she could see the blue sky through them, she thought how bright and beautiful it must be outside, and longed to see her dear swallow again.
I resumed all my chores, carried in the cobs and wood and water, and spent the afternoons at the barn, watching Jake shell corn
with a hand-sheller.
I told him I never bit anything but grass, hay, and corn
, and could not think what pleasure Ginger found it.
After Hans had had her some time, he said: 'Wife, I am going out to work and earn some money for us; go into the field and cut the corn
that we may have some bread.
He laughed at theoretical treatises on estate management, disliked factories, the raising of expensive products, and the buying of expensive seed corn
, and did not make a hobby of any particular part of the work on his estate.