I planted about two acres and a half of upland; and as it was only about fifteen years since the land was cleared, and I myself had got out two or three cords of stumps, I did not give it any manure; but in the course of the summer it appeared by the arrowheads which I turned up in hoeing, that an extinct nation had anciently dwelt here and planted corn and beans ere white men came to clear the land, and so, to some extent, had exhausted the soil
for this very crop.
"After having chosen the soil
, and, if it be necessary, modified it, we will divide our three bulbs; you will take one and plant it, on the day that I will tell you, in the soil
chosen by me.
He never worked in it and found the soil
unpacked and tractable without experiencing the thrill of accomplishment.
But ever the persistent soil
remains for others to scrawl themselves across.
At the bottom of the immense cavity burrowed hundreds of small extinguished craters, riddling the soil
like a colander, and overlooked by a peak
They went around and gathered every bit of soil
they could find, gleaned it and even stole it by the shovelful or handful, and carried it up the mountains on their backs and built farms--BUILT them, MADE them, on the naked rock.
in the neighborhood of the sea-coast is of a brown color, inclining to red, and generally poor; being a mixture of clay and gravel.
"Child of the soil
! Well, we all are children of the soil
It was finally agreed, then, that the Columbiad must be cast on the soil
of either Texas or Florida.
The case of the sailor's body perfectly preserved in the icy soil
of the South Shetland Islands (lat.
So he moderated the flame of his cylinder, and the balloon, in a few moments, had descended to an altitude only three hundred feet above the soil
, unshaven man pushed open the door and entered.