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.
The minute supper was over, Otto took me into the kitchen to whisper to me about a pony down in the barn
that had been bought for me at a sale; he had been riding him to find out whether he had any bad tricks, but he was a `perfect gentleman,' and his name was Dude.
They told her where the barn
was and how she should stand and listen, and they handed her a fur cloak.
I could see by the tracks the wagons'd all ben goin' around the barn
to the left.
Jones no sooner appeared before the great doors of the barn
, which were open, than a masculine and very rough voice from within demanded, who was there?--To which Jones gently answered, a friend; and immediately asked the road to Coventry.
"This is your wedding day," it taunted, "that tall figure out there near the dilapidated barn
feeding his hogs is your husband.
After this they continued for some long time in a reverie, as they went on seizing the ears of corn, drawing out the straw, gathering it under their arms, and cutting off the ears with their bill-hooks, nothing sounding in the barn
but the swish of the straw and the crunch of the hook.
was empty when the horses turned into it and, after giving them the most perfunctory ministrations they had ever received from him, he strode up to the house and pushed open the kitchen door.
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 went into the barn
, arid hauled their parcels with a bit of string to the top of the haymow.
Levin pretended to be asleep, while Oblonsky, putting on his slippers, and lighting a cigar, walked out of the barn
, and soon their voices were lost.
In the shadows by Williams' barn
George and Louise stood, not daring to talk.