It was a little before the great rains
just now mentioned that I threw this stuff away, taking no notice, and not so much as remembering that I had thrown anything there, when, about a month after, or thereabouts, I saw some few stalks of something green shooting out of the ground, which I fancied might be some plant I had not seen; but I was surprised, and perfectly astonished, when, after a little longer time, I saw about ten or twelve ears come out, which were perfect green barley, of the same kind as our European - nay, as our English barley.
If it is fine we say the country is being ruined for want of rain
; if it does rain
we pray for fine weather.
"Why did you wickedly and viciously send the Rain
of Stones to crack and break our houses?" he continued.
A bright morning so early in the year, she allowed, would generally turn to rain
, but a cloudy one foretold improvement as the day advanced.
Weston's coat, carefully wiped the rain
from his hat, and gave the cat its supper, busily talking all the time: now thanking her clerical friend for what he had done; now wondering how the cat had found out the warren; and now lamenting the probable consequences of such a discovery.
The streaming rain
had already flung its white veil over all the distant forest and half the fields close by, and was rapidly swooping down upon the copse.
was a mere trifle, and Anne was most sincere in preferring a walk with Mr Elliot.
"That is a pretty good joke," said the Reporter, laughing as well as he could in the strangling rain
- "a mule driver's prayer answered!"
As carefully as possible they descended this, the rain
continuing to fall, the wind to blow, the lightning to sizzle all about them and the thunder to boom in their ears.
So cold, so cold--oh, that rain
last night!--and the strokes of the clock, the strokes I can't count, keep striking in my head
At night there was a very light shower of rain
: this was the first drop that had fallen since the heavy rain
of September 11th and 12th, which detained me a prisoner at the Baths of Cauquenes.
I should be sorrier still if I did not think that the rain
might be helping me."