The thought of Vailima makes me wild. I want to see the tropics. I want to see the whole world. I am going to be a great author , or artist, or actress, or playwright --or whatever sort of a great person I turn out to be. I have a terrible wanderthirst; the very sight of a map makes me want to put on my hat and take an umbrella and start. 'I shall see before I die the palms and temples of the South.'
Thursday evening at twilight, sitting on the doorstep.
Very hard to get any news into this letter! Judy is becoming so philosophical of late, that she wishes to discourse largely of the world in general, instead of descending to the trivial details of daily life. But if you MUST have news, here it is;
Our nine young pigs waded across the brook and ran away last Tuesday, and only eight came back. We don't want to accuse anyone unjustly, but we suspect that Widow Dowd has one more than she ought to have.
Mr. Weaver has painted his barn and his two silos a bright pumpkin yellow--a very ugly color, but he say it will wear.
The Brewers have company this week; Mrs. Brewer's sister and two nieces from Ohio.
One of our Rhode Island Reds only brought off three chicks out of fifteen eggs.
We can't imagine what was the trouble. Rhode island Reds, in my opinion, are a very inferior breed. I prefer Buff Orpingtons.
The new clerk in the post office at Bonnyrigg Four Corners drank every drop of Jamaica ginger they had in stock--seven dollar's worth--before he was discovered.
Old Ira Hatch has rheumatism and can't work any more; he never saved his money when he was earning good wages, so now he has to live on the town.
There's to be an ice-cream social at schoolhouse next Saturday evening. Come and bring families.
I have a new hat that I bought for twenty-five cents at the post office. This is my latest portrait, on my way to rake the hay.
It's getting too dark to see; anyway, the news is all used up.
creed کیش ، عقیده، ملت، طریقت
yacht کرجی بخاری یا بادی مخصوص تفرج
twilight تاریک روشن، شفق
tropic مدار، نواحی گرمسیری بین شمال و جنوب استوا
breed نوع، گونه
doorstep پلکان جلوی در، آستان در
hay علف خشک، یونجه خشک
twilight هوای گرگ و میش
trivial بیهوده، بی مزه، پیش پا افتاده
inferior نامرغوب، درجه دوم
to wade به سختی در آب راه رفتن
to suspect سوء ظن داشتن، بدگمان بودن