This cornfield, and the sorghum patch behind the barn
, were the only broken land in sight.
Thus, while the busy dame bustled about the house, or plied her spinning-wheel at one end of the piazza, honest Balt would sit smoking his evening pipe at the other, watching the achievements of a little wooden warrior, who, armed with a sword in each hand, was most valiantly fighting the wind on the pinnacle of the barn
Jurgis went without a word; but as he passed round the barn
he came to a freshly ploughed and harrowed field, in which the farmer had set out some young peach trees; and as he walked he jerked up a row of them by the roots, more than a hundred trees in all, before he reached the end of the field.
They were just turning in at the gate to the barn
of Farmer Potatoes.
One farmer had kept his barn
from being burned down by telephoning for his neighbors; another had cleared five hundred dollars extra profit on the sale of his cattle, by telephoning to the best market; a third had rescued a flock of sheep by sending quick news of an approaching blizzard; a fourth had saved his son's life by getting an instantaneous message to the doctor; and so on.
He wished, without reserve, that he was at home again making the endless rounds from the house to the barn
, from the barn
to the fields, from the fields to the barn
, from the barn
to the house.
Martin had let the contract for the new house and barn
to Silas Fletcher, Fallon's leading carpenter, who had the science of construction reduced to utter simplicity.
Tess knew that it was impossible to go on with the swedes; and by the time she had finished breakfast beside the solitary little lamp, Marian arrived to tell her that they were to join the rest of the women at reed-drawing in the barn
till the weather changed.
On the way over to the wood-lot one of the greys slipped on a glare of ice and cut his knee; and when they got him up again Jotham had to go back to the barn
for a strip of rag to bind the cut.
Pray get it at once, and I will set to work at my barn
this very day.
They told her where the barn
was and how she should stand and listen, and they handed her a fur cloak.
She pointed to a long barn
or boathouse almost upon the beach.