The Thompsons; Or, Scenes from Country Life

The Thompsons; Or, Scenes from Country Life

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...which was always Mr. Holmes's motto in haymaking, the hay was soon ready to carry. This was the best fun of all, and which was shared by others, for Mr. Holmes had asked young Fontain from Chingcombe; and Mr. Wilmore, with a niece and a nephew, happened to call that afternoon. Archie offered to take a fork and help "pitch," but he soon got tired, and his uncle told him he would be most useful if he could but use that fork as well as another kind he had seen him with. For this piece of fun Archie chased his uncle round one of the mows, but before he caught him Mr. Holmes had fallen down, and before he could rise, Archie and Maggie, who had come to his rescue, turned the heap of hay right on to him and buried him underneath. This was the signal for a general romp, when every man's hand was against his neighbour, so to speak, and when somebody's mouth found itself against somebody else's. But we won't tell tales out of school. It was a merry party, and what with romping and racing, and riding on the hay carts, and climbing on the ricks, the young people came in to a late tea, or to an early supper, in the best of spirits. CHAPTER X. A DAY AT THE VICARAGE.--JULY. RCHIE and Maggie had not been long at Thornfield before they met the Rev. Jervis Willmore, Vicar of Coomb Barton, a neighbour and friend of Mr. Holmes. They were very pressingly invited to spend a day at the vicarage, but it was put off from time to time until both Mr. and Mrs. Holmes were able to accompany the young people At last it was arranged. Mr. Holmes not being very busy, and the morning being very fine, there was nothing to prevent them visiting Coomb Barton, as they had previously informed Mr. Willmore. Mr. Holmes would have driven the party over--the distance was some...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236586174
  • 9781236586179