Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Buried Teasures 8

The frontispiece from Crooked Sixpence, a scene from Chapter 3, Fair Waved the Golden Corn. The children offer to help Mrs. Greenwood with her household chores and harvesting. Penny is pleased that there is no combine harvester because she prefers "the old ways best". However, when she begins gathering the stooks of corn and sees that it is actually very hard work, she is forced to "eat her words". But her corn gathering career is short lived and she is later sent to help Mrs. Greenwood in her home.