The rich had been assured of his wealth and comfort, the toiler
assured of his life and work.
Because I am a harvest-labourer, because I am a toiler
and a moiler, because you are delivered over unto me and are become as a precious instrument in my hands.
All his life he had been a toiler
, and joy had been with him in the fierce combat which he had waged day by day.
As he said, in the preface to his second book, The Toiler
, he endeavoured really to know the working people, and the only possible way to achieve this was to work beside them, eat their food, sleep in their beds, be amused with their amusements, think their thoughts, and feel their feeling.
With his shaven chin, round limbs, and heavy eyelids he did not look like a toiler
, and even less like an adventurer of the sea.
Nothing for the spent toiler
to do, but to compare the monotony of his seventh day with the monotony of his six days, think what a weary life he led, and make the best of it--or the worst, according to the probabilities.
To you, the toilers
, who have made this land, and have no voice in its councils
Silence ensued, during which Agatha, furtively scrutinizing the tenant of the chalet, noticed that his face and neck were cleaner and less sunburnt than those of the ordinary toilers
To paint such pictures, one must have the pen of the most illustrious of our poets, the author of The Toilers
of the Deep.
of the sea ran in and beached their barque.
The night wayfarers had passed away, the great army of toilers
as yet slumbered.
As Sheldon rode about the plantation, acknowledging to himself the comfort and convenience of a horse and wondering why he had not thought of getting one himself, he pondered the various improvements for which Joan was responsible--the splendid Poonga-Poonga recruits; the fruits and vegetables; the Martha herself, snatched from the sea for a song and earning money hand over fist despite old Kinross's slow and safe method of running her; and Berande, once more financially secure, approaching each day nearer the dividend-paying time, and growing each day as the black toilers
cleared the bush, cut the cane-grass, and planted more cocoanut palms.