Ancient poetry and mythology suggest, at least, that husbandry was once a sacred art; but it is pursued with irreverent haste and heedlessness by us, our object being to have large farms and large crops
The Sheikh of the village spoke of the crops
from which the rulers of all lands draw revenue; but the Governor's eyes were fixed, between his horse's ears, on the nearest water-channel.
And if there's a good crop
you shall have half a rouble for every acre."
Just the same they got bumper crops
, an' father's house-patch of tomatoes was eaten by the black beetles.
was, however, enormous and brought high prices.
"It always makes me think of a ship sailing into port, Nellie," Rose had once exclaimed, "the crop
Three minutes later he was telling me that the condition of the maize crop
was something disgraceful, and that the railway companies would not pay him enough for his timber.
Uncle Henry grew poorer every year, and the crops
raised on the farm only bought food for the family.
However, as my arable land was but small, suited to my crop
, I got it totally well fenced in about three weeks' time; and shooting some of the creatures in the daytime, I set my dog to guard it in the night, tying him up to a stake at the gate, where he would stand and bark all night long; so in a little time the enemies forsook the place, and the corn grew very strong and well, and began to ripen apace.
Think how this left us; a man, a woman and two children, to gather a crop
that was planted by so much greater force, yes, and pro- tect it night and day from pigeons and prowling animals that be sacred and must not be hurt by any of our sort.
The brood had almost grown to their full strength and attained the use of their wings and the full plumage of their feathers, when the owner of the field, looking over his ripe crop
, said, "The time has come when I must ask all my neighbors to help me with my harvest." One of the young Larks heard his speech and related it to his mother, inquiring of her to what place they should move for safety.
My head feels deliciously light and cool, and the barber said I could soon have a curly crop
, which will be boyish, becoming, and easy to keep in order.