There the sun lighted me to hoe beans, pacing slowly backward and forward over that yellow gravelly upland, between the long green rows, fifteen rods, the one end terminating in a shrub oak copse where I could rest in the shade, the other in a blackberry field
where the green berries deepened their tints by the time I had made another bout.
"The parish!" 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.
They find less difficulty from the want of beds, than from the want of time to sleep; for when their day's work in the field
is done, the most of them having their wash- ing, mending, and cooking to do, and having few or none of the ordinary facilities for doing either of these, very many of their sleeping hours are con- sumed in preparing for the field
the coming day; and when this is done, old and young, male and female, married and single, drop down side by side, on one common bed,--the cold, damp floor,--each covering himself or herself with their miserable blankets; and here they sleep till they are summoned to the field
by the driver's horn.
For the Tin Woodman had once saved her life, and the Queen of the Field
Mice knew he was to be trusted."
Facing him lay a field
of winter rye, there his own huntsman stood alone in a hollow behind a hazel bush.
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.
[This sentence in the testimony was stricken out.] As we got out of the carriage at the gate of the field
, and while Sam was hanging [sic] the team to the fence, Mrs.
The poor fellow, with his mind on the Field
of Wonders, was suffering from a gold-piece indigestion.
The corn which had been sowed in the field
over the field-mouse's home grew up high into the air, and made a thick forest for the poor little girl, who was only an inch high.
After the wagon containing the berry pickers had passed, he went across the field
through the tall mustard weeds and climbing a rail fence peered anxiously along the road to the town.
had already been "opened"; that is to say, a lane a few feet wide had been hand-cut through the wheat along the whole circumference of the field
for the first passage of the horses and machine.
We reached the edge of the field
, where our ways parted.