Hard by the farmhouse
was a vast barn, that might have served for a church; every window and crevice of which seemed bursting forth with the treasures of the farm; the flail was busily resounding within it from morning to night; swallows and martins skimmed twittering about the eaves; an rows of pigeons, some with one eye turned up, as if watching the weather, some with their heads under their wings or buried in their bosoms, and others swelling, and cooing, and bowing about their dames, were enjoying the sunshine on the roof.
Aye, haunts," repeated Peechy; "have none of you heard of Father Red-cap, who haunts the old burned farmhouse
in the woods, on the border of the Sound, near Hell Gate?
I have been ploughing and sowing and raising and printing and praying, and now begin to come out upon a less bristling time, and to enjoy the calm prospect of things from a fair piazza at the north of the old farmhouse
There are no paintings or photographs in our farmhouses
amongst the hills.
While he disappeared through the farmhouse
the girl remained for a few moments looking up the road, and two perspiring policemen came plowing up to the door where she stood.
Following his finger, Flambeau saw for the first time the corners of a building nearer than the farmhouse
, but screened for the most part with a fringe of trees.
This was mostly a journey to the farmhouse
on the slopes above the vale, to inquire how the advanced cows were getting on in the straw-barton to which they were relegated.
Here and there a farmhouse
stood far back among the fields, mute and cold as a grave-stone.
, which stood on a little elevation some hundred yards from the tenant house, had undergone a complete transformation during the three weeks that Clayton and Mr.
Then when he saw the slanting sunlight lying on field and fallow, shining redly here and there on cot and farmhouse
, and when he heard the sweet birds singing their vespers, and the sheep bleating upon the hillside, and beheld the swallows flying in the bright air, there came a great fullness to his heart so that all things blurred to his sight through salt tears, and he bowed his head lest the folk should think him unmanly when they saw the tears in his eyes.
In this land where the population was centred in the towns it was possible to lose sight of civilisation in a very short time, passing only an occasional farmhouse
, where the women were handling red roots in the courtyard; or a little boy lying on his elbows on the hillside surrounded by a flock of black strong-smelling goats.
So they watched the stairs, which seemed to be the only way that Dorothy could get out of the farmhouse
, and they watched them a long time.