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
"Doss thou prate so to me, sirrah?" cried the Corn
Engrosser in a rage.
This humbled them much: so they came and begged the Spaniards to help them, which they very readily did; and in four days worked a great hole in the side of the hill for them, big enough to secure their corn
and other things from the rain: but it was a poor place at best compared to mine, and especially as mine was then, for the Spaniards had greatly enlarged it, and made several new apartments in it.
"Ho yo!" said Sambo, coming to the mulatto woman, and throwing down a bag of corn
before her; "what a cuss yo name?"
, my boy, for fodder; corn
for fodder." "Does he live there?" asks the black bonnet of the gray coat; and the hard-featured farmer reins up his grateful dobbin to inquire what you are doing where he sees no manure in the furrow, and recommends a little chip dirt, or any little waste stuff, or it may be ashes or plaster.
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.
The first stall was a large square one, shut in behind with a wooden gate; the others were common stalls, good stalls, but not nearly so large; it had a low rack for hay and a low manger for corn
; it was called a loose box, because the horse that was put into it was not tied up, but left loose, to do as he liked.
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.' 'Yes, dear Hans, I will do that.' After Hans had gone away, she cooked herself some good broth and took it into the field with her.
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.