The Old Order Changeth; A Novel

The Old Order Changeth; A Novel

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...house at once. I'm too old to begin again." " Is wheat the only thing that you have learnt to grow in fifty years, Mr. Davis? We have just come through your land, and I noticed that a good deal of it was pasture, and we stopped for a moment to look at a herd of cows. Do you know nothing about dairying at all? " " Oh, indeed," said Mrs. Davis, " we have been very proud of our dairy. Next to the wheat it has been the chief thing with us. When I was younger and could do more myself, I looked after it entirely, and it is still a model dairy for its size." " There you are!" said Armitage Brown in good-humoured triumph. " I thought I had come to the right place to get advice upon details. Mr. Davis, I expect you know just as much about dairying as about wheat-growing, and I think when I've told you a little more about the scheme I have worked out, you won't, after all, find it such a terrible thing to make one rather than the other your chief interest. I don't want you to give up wheat-growing altogether, you know." The old man gathered himself together. " I hope you won't take amiss what I am going to say, sir. I mean no disrespect to you, but you are a man many years younger that I am. As I understand, you have been engaged in business in the City of London all your life, and have grown rich on it. And now you come into the country in middle-life and want to teach their business to men who learnt it long before you were born, and had it in their blood and bones before they were born. I ask you fairly, now, which is likely to know more about farming--you or I? " " I'll answer your question, Mr. Davis, and then I'll ask you one. If you were to put me down in the smallest possible farm you could find, I shouldn't begin to know how to work it. Now is...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666119
  • 9781236666116