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Shepherd's Warning (Paperback) Loot Price: R467
Discovery Miles 4 670
Shepherd's Warning (Paperback): Eric Leadbitter

Shepherd's Warning (Paperback)

Eric Leadbitter

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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. 1921. Excerpt: ... "his youngsters." "Proper little gardener he be. Him and old Luke is as thick as thieves. He is off there sharp enough most evenings." "I have seen him often enough. 'Ten't many youngsters as Mr. Medlar will bide like he do Fred." Fidding, when they reached it, lay like a herd of cows opening pale yellow eyes in the darkness. As they passed the inn, someone entering let out a rush of voices, which when it ceased left no sound except the bubbling of the stream to disturb the night. A week later, at dawn, Fidding lay folded in thick white mist, which garlanded the hedgerows with tangles of dewdrops on every cobweb. Jacob Pertwood, the shepherd, when he took a cup of tea up to his wife before setting out with his blue shag sheep-dog, Watch, told her the day was thick enough to cut, but that the sun would be shining before noon. "Like enough 'twill be hottish, too," he added, guided not only by experience of many similar mornings in uneventful years, but also by the same instinct that made the dog wrinkle his nose at the fog and then wind with undulating back round his master's legs, appreciating some premonitory quality even then present in the air. Within a few hours, Jacob's forecast was justified. The mist rolled back upon itself, as if dissolving, and the sun, at first palely appearing, gathered increasing strength and harried from the valley the last attenuated scarves of white which wound among the trees, revealing, like a map unrolled, a landscape dotted and checkered with buildings and fields. From Old Man's Neck, a narrow saddle-back ridge on the hills above the vicarage, the village could be seen lying compact and bright like a model. In its single street there was little sign of life, and little movement. Here and there from cottage chimneys wisps...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Eric Leadbitter
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 70
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-87724-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-87724-3
Barcode: 9781150877247

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