By Robert Newton Peck
The realm of seven-year-old Robert, a farm boy in Vermont throughout the melancholy, is populated through undeniable kingdom those who "sparkle" regardless of their hardships.
summary: the area of seven-year-old Robert, a farm boy in Vermont in the course of the melancholy, is populated by way of undeniable state those who "sparkle" regardless of their hardships
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Tyrus Raymond Cobb of Georgia. Just a rowdy bunch of local guys with little education who toted black lunch pails to grunt jobs, working-day has-beens who became Sunday’s heroes. Our hometown baseball team. The Colonials. Even now, I still remember all of their names, and faces, and the positions they played. None got paid. My gods played baseball like a religion. No other reason. They practiced on Friday night, after a day of long sweating hours in wet work shirts. I’m uncertain whether the players wanted us kids to hang around underfoot, staring up at them with our adoring eyes.
I wasn’t overfond of our chickens. For years they had known who I was: the youngest Peck, assigned to egg gathering and chicken manure disposal. A hen with only half an eye could ascertain that I was neither a ferret nor a fox. “It’s not my fault,” I explained to an irate hen, “because Mr. Pardee got here early. That’s just his way. ” Romulus then disagreed. He was our Rhode Island Red rooster, who, at the moment, hadn’t even considered hopping up to his favorite fence post to emit a crow that usual cracked open a morning like you’d break an egg.
I leaned closer. “A fellow who earns money may often complain that he doesn’t earn enough. Because the money is soon spent, and nothing is left. ” “His problem, Robert, is not the level of his income. ” I pointed at the lake. ” Mr. Carliotta nodded. ” It was my turn to nod. ” “Learn,” he said, “to deny yourself. ” I informed Mr. Carliotta that I was saving the loose change he paid me. Already I almost owned a dollar. ” “Sort of. ” “I also started with less than a dollar. As soon as you save five dollars, go to the bank in town and save your money there, where it will grow.
Weeds in bloom : autobiography of an ordinary man by Robert Newton Peck