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To me, away there in my bean-field at the other end of the town, the big guns sounded as if a puffball had burst; and when there was a military turnout of which I was ignorant, I have sometimes had a vague sense all the day of some sort of itching and disease in the horizon, as if some eruption would break out there soon, either scarlatina or canker-rash, until at length some more favorable puff of wind, making haste over the fields and up the Wayland road, brought me information of the "trainers.
Among the sportsmen was the tall, gaunt form of Leather-Stocking, walking over the field, with his rifle hanging on his arm, his dogs at his heels; the latter now scenting the dead or wounded birds that were beginning to tumble from the flocks, and then crouching under the legs of their master, as if they participated in his feelings at this wasteful and unsportsmanlike execution.
He wanted to keep them hidden away and looked with amaze- ment at the quiet inexpressive hands of other men who worked beside him in the fields, or passed, driving sleepy teams on country roads.
A resolution which had surprised herself had brought her into the fields this week for the first time during many months.
To her horror she discovered that everywhere she looked she saw people working in the fields or preparing to do so.
I think when I grow up I'll be a trained nurse and go with the Red Crosses to the field of battle as a messenger of mercy.
The father's health failed early and from childhood the boys were obliged to do men's work in the field.
As I sat waiting for the hour when Ambrosch and Antonia would return from the fields, I watched Mrs.
There was a pool of clear water in the field, in which the child laved her hands and face, and cooled her feet before setting forth to walk again.
About twenty-five of the original starters only show here, the rest having already given in; the leaders are busy making casts into the fields on the left and right, and the others get their second winds.
And with these words the little creature scampered away into the fields.
Then her mother died and her sisters went their different ways; a farmer took her in, and while she was quite small, let her keep cows in the fields.