They crossed a bridge that ran over a tiny stream and passed another vacant lot in which corn
The cattle in the corral ate corn
almost as fast as the men could shell it for them, and we hoped they would be ready for an early market.
The small village was alive with no inviting sounds; hoarse, guttural voices contending at the hand-mills where their morsel of hard corn
was yet to be ground into meal, to fit it for the cake that was to constitute their only supper.
They wouldn't 'a' let a nigger steal anybody else's corn
and never done anything to him.
During our journey he made me observe the several methods used by farmers in managing their lands, which to me were wholly unaccountable; for, except in some very few places, I could not discover one ear of corn
or blade of grass.
Well, Martin," he added, genially, as Wade signed his name, "it's a long day since you came in with your father to make that first loan to buy seed corn
Farmer Groby--or, as they called him, "he"--had arrived ere this, and by his orders Tess was placed on the platform of the machine, close to the man who fed it, her business being to untie every sheaf of corn
handed on to her by Izz Huett, who stood next, but on the rick; so that the feeder could seize it and spread it over the revolving drum, which whisked out every grain in one moment.
But although Robin laughed at the droll sight, he knew the wayfarer to be a certain rich corn
engrosser of Worksop, who more than once had bought all the grain in the countryside and held it till it reached even famine prices, thus making much money from the needs of poor people, and for this he was hated far and near by everyone that knew aught of him.
The heavy bag of corn
would be thrown across the back of the horse, and the corn
divided about evenly on each side; but in some way, almost without exception, on these trips, the corn
would so shift as to become unbalanced and would fall off the horse, and often I would fall with it.
He laughed at theoretical treatises on estate management, disliked factories, the raising of expensive products, and the buying of expensive seed corn
, and did not make a hobby of any particular part of the work on his estate.
You may imagine how big this ear of corn
was when I tell you that a single gold kernel formed a window, swinging outward upon hinges, while a row of four kernels opened to make the front entrance.
And when he was supposed to be working in the corn
-fields, and the tall stalks hid him from Mombi's view, Tip would often dig in the gopher holes, or if the mood seized him -- lie upon his back between the rows of corn
and take a nap.