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A Busy Year At The Old Squire

Auhtor: Charles Asbury Stephens

Language: english

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Review by M. Erb, April 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Busy Year At The Old Squire':

... to find them. They were a yoke of sparked oxen-red and white in contrasting patches. Each had wide-spread horns and a star in his face. Bright ...
... the smoke of the fire under the kettle in which he heated water for scalding out the casks. The first hint we had that things were going ...
... tallow, he put them in what he called a fox bed, of oat chaff, behind that old barn. The bed was about as large as the floor of a small room. At ...
... It really did look fine, with all those yellow melons in it. We hired our neighbor, Tom Edwards, who had a remarkably resonant voice, to act as ...
... of the cave. They crept in, and the rest of us stood round, listening for the signal. Several minutes passed, and we wondered what could be taking ...
... grew on him, and we fully expected that his savings, which, thanks to grandmother's resolute efforts, now amounted to nearly four hundred dollars, would ...
... led her to lie so still under the hay. She wanted to remount the cart and have the hay pitched up to her but as it was getting late in the ...
... Tiptoeing his way perilously over the scantlings, laths and plaster, Addison made his way back to the rear end of the meetinghouse. The honeycombs ...
... and had left the boy alone to do the chores-among other things to feed the hogs at noon but as Ike had tugged at the heavy trapdoor to raise it, he ...
... not help smiling when he heard Willis's indignant account of what had delayed us. He thought it likely that we could recover the missing hog, ...
... its own. The town had built it as a pound for stray animals in 1822, shortly after the neighborhood was settled. The walls were six or seven feet ...
... Dunham's open-an old clearing beyond our farther pasture, where once a settler named Dunham had begun to clear a farm. The place was nearly two miles ...
... is another thing that always make me feel nervous in school hours, and that is buzzing with the lips while you are getting your lessons, I don't like ...
... there but it was already so dark that he had not seen our snow-covered tracks. Well, well, boys, you must have had a hard time of it! were his ...
... before. Addison thought that we had better go there and look for witches' brooms the next day. We reached the camp just at dusk, after a hard ...
... can find that noodle of ours and get him back home. It was cold and dark and dreary one of those miserable, shivery mornings when you hate ...
... other. The snow's soft! Pails of sap are heavy! He grinned, but said nothing. Afterward I saw him slyly slipping handfuls of those chips into ...
... and handed the letter to Addison. He saw through it instantly, and jumped up in excitement. We're trapped! he cried. If we don't get that ...
... odor, as of fat on a hot stove, began to pervade the house. Addison looked up and sniffed. Just then we heard Theodora race suddenly down the ...
... in at the windows. In an hour their number had grown to eighteen or twenty. Dreading the ordeal, I slunk into a back seat. I saw my cousin, ...