The Redfords

The Redfords

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...ground and sowing seed, besides taking measures to procure the necessary live-stock, and to make the farm profitable in due time. (346) E THE weather had been very favourable on their first taking possession of the property, but two days' incessant rain showed Mr. Redford that the climate was by no means so settled as he had been led to believe. "It will n.ever do for you to sleep in the tent, papa," said Mrs. Redford anxiously; "you may have a return of that dreadful rheumatic fever you had a few years ago. Something must really be done." "That's all very true, my dear," said Mr. Redford; "but we must get in the seeds, else we shall have but a poor harvest." "But couldn't we do something, papa?" said Bernard; "the hut here seems to be made so simply, that I am sure Charley and I could build an improved addition ourselves, if you would only draw out a plan." "I have been thinking, papa," said Maud, " that if you and William could drive in the posts, Bernard and Charley and we girls could finish it off. Now, don't laugh, Dick. Just let us try, papa. I am sure we shall work wonders, if you only will let us have Tim to help." The Maori approved of Maud's proposal, and said that the boys were brave workers, and he was of opinion that the intended addition should be made on the plan of fern-tree warries. "We cannot work in the field till the ground is drier," said George. "Hadn't we better cut some posts and drive them in at once?" Accordingly, George and Dick set to work to cut down a quantity of fern-trees, and some young trees for posts, which were laid in the wagon, and driven over by Tim to the spot Mr. Redford had selected at one end of...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757432
  • 9781236757432