The Leater Stocking Tales

The Leater Stocking Tales

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... whip; "but I appeal to common sense, good sense, or, what is of more importance than either, to the sense of taste, which is one of tbe five natural senses, whether a big loaf of sugar is not likely to contain a better illustration of a proposition than such a lump as one of your Dutch women puts under her tongue when sbe drinks her tea. There are two ways of doing everything; the right way, and the wrong way. You make sugar now, I will admit, and you may, possibly, make loaf-sugar; but I take the question to be, whether you may make the best possible sugar, and in the best possible loaves." "Thou art very right, Richard," observed Marmaduke, with a gravity in his air that proved how much he was interested in the subject. "It is very true that we manufacture sugar, and the inquiry is quite useful, how much? and in what manner? I hope to live to see the day, when farms and plantations shall be devoted to this branch of business. Little is known concerning the properties of the tree itself, the source of all this wealth; how much it may be improved by cultivation, by the use of the hoe and plough." "Hoe and plough!" roared the Sheriff, "would you set a man hoeing round the root of a maple like this?"--pointing to one of the noble trees that occur so frequently in that part of the country. "Hoeing trees! are you mad, 'Duke? This is next to hunting for coal! Poh! poh! my dear cousin, hear reason, and leave the management of the sugar bush to me. Here is Mr. Le Quoi, --he has been in the West Indies, and has seen sugar made. Let him give an account of how it is made there, and you will hear the philosophy of the thing. Well, Monsieur, how is it that you make sugar in the West Indies;...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123683139X
  • 9781236831392