The river which forms the eastern boundary of our farm has always played an important part in our lives.
The boundary line between two provinces is shown by a silver line on the map.
There is only enough spring water to supply the needs of the house,so we have to pump from the river for farm use.
Air can be pumped from one side of a room to the other side.
It's no use pumping a dry well.
We know instinctively,just as beekeepers with their bees,that misfortune might overtake us
if the important events of lives were not related to it.
The couple was overtaken by misfortune.
The ship was overtaken by a storm.
Sometimes we go upstreams to a favourite backwater,
sometimes we have our party at the boathouse,
which a predecessor of ours at the farm
built in the meadow hard by the deepest pool for swimming and diving.
Some were playing water-polo in the backwater.
They look down upon those who live in intellectual backwater.
The farmers of the futurewill be infinitely more sophisticated than their predecessors.
Ronard's appointment followed the abrupt departure of his predecessor.
My childhood appears to me like a sunny meadow,as it does to many people.
Ten men went to mow a meadow.
We welcome the seasons by the riverside,
crowning the youngest girl with flowers in the spring,
holding a summer festival on Midsummer Eve,
giving thanks for the harvest in the autumn,
and throwing a holly wreath into the current in the water.
Napoleon I crowned himself.
Their efforts were crowned with honors.
The holly is an evergreen shrub with dark-green sharp-pointed leaves and,in winter,red berries.
The leaves of an American holly can be used to make a popular caffeine-rich tea.
Both her veil and wreath are white.
Many western families hang wreaths of pine branches on their doors at Christmas.