Jonas on a Farm in Summer (Google eBook)

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W.D. Ticknor, 1842 - Children's stories - 178 pages
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Page 34 - 0, then you only walked from the village," said Jonas. " Yes," said the boy, " that's all. I had a great mind to ride in a chaise from the village. I have got money enough. My father gives me as much money as I want." Whilst this conversation had been going on, the boys had been walking along in the right-hand road. They soon lost sight of the farm, for the road descended into a sort of valley. In a short time, however, they found the farm coming into view again, as they drew near to it.
Page 48 - Accordingly, without letting him get up, Jonas secured his feet with the other strap, and then said — " Now, Josey, I am very sorry to be obliged to treat you in this manner ; but this horse is intrusted to my charge. It is my duty to prevent your doing him any injury. I should have been glad if you could have been persuaded to act right ; but, as you couldn't, I have had to use force ; but now, if you'll promise me that you will sit quietly, and make me no more trouble, I will take off the straps,...
Page 95 - ... McGuinnis there and defendant in his wagon in the alley; defendant then drove in and stopped about twenty feet from where Cook and McGuinnis were standing. As to what next occured Cook testified: "Well, after he drove in he got off his wagon and took off his overcoat and throwed it on the wagon, and put his hand in his pocket and took out his knife, and with his left hand he opened it, and he says, 'I am going to trim you fellows down to my size.
Page 138 - The farmer, who was not much accustomed to nautical phrases, did not know what Jonas meant by his "dead aft," and his " laying a course," and his " wind on the beam." Still he knew enough of Jonas's character to feel confident, that whatever he should undertake, he would probably be able to do. After a short pause, he asked him, — " Well, Jonas, how long will it take you to rig the sail ? " ready by nine o'clock, if Amos and Oliver •would help." " And I too," said Josey. " You ! " said the farmer....
Page 154 - ... then they sail away from the land out to sea again. Now, if the mutineer was to begin to behave badly again, the captain might have to keep him on board all the time, for perhaps they would not have any opportunity to touch at any land again, until they arrived home, and he might do a great deal of mischief.
Page 139 - Oliver, met, soon after sunrise, in a sort of workshop, in a shed where the farmer used to mend his carts, and make his sleds and tool-handles. Jonas said that he would be looking up something for a sail, and get it ready, if Amos and Oliver would go into the woods and get the mast and spars. "No,
Page 139 - I don't know what you mean by your gaffs and your booms ; but I don't believe you'll find any of them growing in my woods. However, you may try." Jonas, having thus obtained the farmer's permission, rose early the next morning ; and he, and Amos, and Oliver, met, soon after sunrise, in a sort of workshop, in a shed where the farmer used to mend his carts, and make his sleds and tool-handles.
Page 156 - Yes," said Amos, " I wish you would, i! you can. I don't think he'll make any more trouble." Jonas had begun to push his boat up to the beach with the paddle, so that Josey could get out ; but he stopped at hearing these words from Amos and Oliver, and said, — "Well, if the other passengers intercede for him, that makes it a little different case, I admit.
Page 145 - Jonas was just ready to turn the boat over again, they did not ask him. When the boat was in its proper position, they launched her into the water, leaving the bows resting slightly upon the sand. Then Jonas raised the mast, having previously unfurled the sail. He said he had not the proper rigging for unfurling the sail, when the mast was up.
Page 147 - Oliver in the bows to look over into the water, and give warning in case they should be in danger, as Jonas said, of running foul of any thing. Amos and Josey took their places near the middle of the boat, and Jonas sat in the stern. " Now I'm ready to shove off,

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