The Humble Annals Of A Back Yard

Overview

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.
This is an OCR edition with typos.
Excerpt from book:
OnrascOing FatriarcF? rHEN we first made the acquaintance of our back yard the outlook was disheartening enough. It was unmistakably a neglected back yard—weeds, weeds, and more weeds, rubbish and litter, and a forlorn stretch of ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (1) from $20.96   
  • New (1) from $20.96   
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Overview

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.
This is an OCR edition with typos.
Excerpt from book:
OnrascOing FatriarcF? rHEN we first made the acquaintance of our back yard the outlook was disheartening enough. It was unmistakably a neglected back yard—weeds, weeds, and more weeds, rubbish and litter, and a forlorn stretch of uneven sod that defied the ministrations of a lawn- mower and succumbed only reluctantly to the onslaught of hoe and rake. It was like adopting a child from the slums, whose heredity was doubtful and whose present condition was obviously degraded. As to the heredity of our back yard, we later found a large portion of it to be the child of an ash-heap. But that is another story. My first duties were those of general cleaning up, and that was work enough. It was astonishing how many undesirable things had grown up that needed to be cut down and burned, and what a litter of dull- brown leaves one unlovely old pear tree could make. The yard's chief evidence of a past gentility lay in a row of tall lilac bushes along the fence, and I soon discovered that here my first great battle was to be fought—my Auster- litz or my Waterloo. Four or five of these lilacs in the middle of the noble old row were OF A BACK YARD overgrown with a dense mass of gnarled honeysuckle—overgrown, un- dergrown, choked almost to death, and in places quite hidden. Now honeysuckle is a beautiful thing in its place, and if you are given to moralizing you will find a text in that. They told me that these lilacs were doomed; that no man could possibly disentangle that mass of honeysuckle and root out the persistent vine; that lilacs and all must be cut down and the earth plowed up. I insisted that it could be done; whereat, being an acknowledged novice, I received the superior smile. Well, I have done it! All winter it took me and some part of spring, work...
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781458882639
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Pages: 28
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.07 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)