The Complete Thrum Series

The Complete Thrum Series : Auld Light Idylls, a Window in Thrums, the Little Minister (J M Barrie Masterpiece Collection)

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Early this morning I opened a window in my schoolhouse in the glen of Quharity, awakened by the shivering of a starving sparrow against the frosted glass. As the snowy sash creaked in my hand, he made off to the water-spout that suspends its "tangles" of ice over a gaping tank, and, rebounding from that, with a quiver of his little black breast, bobbed through the network of wire and joined a few of his fellows in a forlorn hop round the henhouse in search of food. Two days ago my hilarious bantam-cock, saucy to the last, my cheeriest companion, was found frozen in his own water-trough, the corn-saucer in three pieces by his side. Since then I have taken the hens into the house. At meal-times they litter the hearth with each other's feathers; but for the most part they give little trouble, roosting on the rafters of the low-roofed kitchen among staves and fishing-rods.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 17.78mm | 884.5g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150756547X
  • 9781507565476