I had no money over to buy anything else with,' replied Martin.
Leave the house at once, and go and beg your bread among strangers;' and as Martin did not dare to contradict her, he called Schurka and Waska and started off with them to the nearest village in search of work.
It was a hard bargain, but one that Wade could afford to take up, for if the wheat were to freeze out, or if the grasshoppers should eat it, or the chinch bugs ruin it, or a hail storm beat it down into the mud, or if any of the many hatreds Stepmother Nature holds out toward those trusting souls who would squeeze a living from her hard hands--if any of these misfortunes should transpire, he would be out nothing but labor, and that was the one thing he and Martin could afford to risk.
The seed deal was arranged, and Martin made the trip six times back and forth, for the wagon could hold only fifty bushels.
grunted Martin, whose sorrows were tending to make him every day more like a sulky schoolboy.
Only it happens to be a crow in a beech,' said Martin, as the bird flew out.
You just come down to my study, then, and I'll show you five sorts," said Martin.
Ay, the old Madman has got the best collection in the house, out and out," said Tom; and then Martin, warming with unaccustomed good cheer and the chance of a convert, launched out into a proposed bird-nesting campaign, betraying all manner of important secrets--a golden-crested wren's nest near Butlin's Mound, a moor-hen who was sitting on nine eggs in a pond down the Barby road, and a kingfisher's nest in a corner of the old canal above Brownsover Mill.
Martin wants to write, but he's afraid to say so because it will put you in the wrong.
Ruth looked expectantly at Martin, as if waiting for him to change his judgment.
Martin the very next day, as they were walking on the Donwell road.
Martin again without perceiving him to be a very inferior creatureand rather wondering at yourself for having ever thought him at all agreeable before.