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And he stooped and took up a handful of the soil and he held it and he muttered,
"If you sell the land, it is the end." And his two sons held him, one on either side,
each holding his arm, and he held tight in his hand the warm loose earth.
Wang the Tiger stood waiting and staring and as he waited there were five
among the older men who looked doubtfully at each other and at that sharp
glittering sword he held thrust at them, and without a word they rose and crept
away and ...
They accepted the truce the old magistrate held out to them, and they sent word
they would come upon a certain night when the moon was dark. Now it
happened that on that day rains fell and the night was dark and full of mists and
winds, but ...
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Review: The House of Earth (House of Earth #1-3)User Review - Cindy Behrens - Goodreads
When I first read "The Good Earth" many years ago, I did not realize it was #1 of 3! This is a real treat to continue to follow the family of Wang Lung. Such lessons in values and morals. A very interesting read. Read full review
Review: The House of Earth (Omnibus)User Review - YKW - Goodreads
After reading the first part of this wonderful work of Pearl S. Buck (the good earth) I thought you know what, I need to have this book and the other two as well. So I started looking for this version ... Read full review