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The Yearling

Auhtor: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Language: english
Published: 1938

Genres:

fiction,  juvenile
Downloads: 87
eBook size: 373Kb

Review by Beth Cholette, June 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'The Yearling':

... and down. The little wheel was turning. The flutter-mill was at work. It turned with the easy rhythm of the great water-mill at Lynne that ground corn ...
... from the rear. The bear stood again at bay, weaving. Jody ran to his father. Penny was already on his feet. The right side of his face was black ...
... smoothness of the gun. If 'twas anybody in the world but Lem, Penny murmured, I'd be too shamed to go home with it. I've owed Lem a trimmin' since ...
... Penny had an ingenious arrangement. Up the east, or opposite, bank from the trail, he had cut out of the limestone strata a series of troughs to catch ...
... passed Captain McDonald's house and Jody knew they were nearing Fort Butler. Around a bend in the road, the dry growth of pines and scrub oak disappeared. ...
... If a Forrester knows to fight fair. She put them to bed in a room as white as the snow that Oliver told of. Jody stretched out beside his father ...
... them into a bundle. He took up the gun and went on naked through the storm. The rain on his bare skin made him feel clean and free. The lightning flashed ...
... to his father's bedside. Penny lay at rest. His eyes were open and clear, but the pupils were still dark and dilated. Jody said, How you comin', ...
... said, You'd ought to be noticin' all what Buck is doin', so you kin do it when he's gone. There was a tacit understanding among the three of them ...
... and mebbe a squirrel and a 'coon and a 'possum to keep him comp'ny, like he had here. All of us is somehow lonesome, and we know he'll not be lonesome, do ...
... double back on his own tracks. Yes sir, he'll double back on his own tracks. He'll git a good start on the dogs and he'll light out and put a heap o' ...
... with twigs to keep the flame from dying too low. The logs blazed brightly. There were already embers suitable for roasting. Buck whittled forked ...
... Penny pretended to be offended. Then his eyes twinkled in the firelight and his thin shoulders shook. Ma Baxter rocked complacently. They were all pleased ...
... earth. An argument was in progress. Lem wanted the dogs turned loose after the rest of the pack. Buck and Penny were opposed. Penny said, Lem, you ...
... man's meanness. He was plainly unhappy. Now I would love to live peaceable, he said. To Jody's surprise, his mother said, I reckon you done the right ...
... were slippery and treacherous. Jody bogged down to his hips. Penny turned back to give him a hand. Flag had made a circle to the left, seeking higher ...
... you when you was no bigger'n a dirt-dauber. They shook hands. The youth looked sheepish. The woman said, Now you're so mannerly and all, Mr. Baxter, ...
... Jody prepared the bed. They dug down four feet deep at the side of the house and laid down cypress slats. They hauled clay from the southwest and ...
... on the Christmas hunt. He hacked laboriously at a grapevine with his pocket knife. He looped a length of it around Flag's neck and set off to the northeast. ...
... got to git their guts tore out, the way his was tore. I wanted to spare you, long as I could. I wanted you to frolic with your yearlin'. I knowed the ...