This man was a woodchopper and lived all alone in the little house.
"Mercy me!" exclaimed the woodchopper, when at last he could stop laughing.
"I see," said the woodchopper, nodding; "you're as crazy as the crazy-quilt you're made of."
"So I can," replied the woodchopper; "but I can't see that they accomplish much.
The woodchopper then invited them all to stay the night at his little hut, but they were anxious to get on and so left him and continued along the path, which was broader, now, and more distinct.
They expected to reach some other house before it grew dark, but the twilight was brief and Ojo soon began to fear they had made a mistake in leaving the woodchopper.
, who had dropped his axe into a deep pool, besought Mercury to recover it for him.
When I grew up, I too became a woodchopper
, and after my father died I took care of my old mother as long as she lived.
“Observe the countenance of that woodchopper
, while he exults in presenting a larger fish than common to my cousin sheriff; and see, Louisa, how hand some and considerate my dear father looks, by the light of that fire, where he stands viewing the havoc of the game.
They are the shoes of the woodchopper
, very thick on the sole with hard leather, with many iron nails.
No doubt, many of my townsmen have met me returning from this enterprise, farmers starting for Boston in the twilight, or woodchoppers
going to their work.
I carried straightway to the village the topmost spire, and showed it to stranger jurymen who walked the streets--for it was court week--and to farmers and lumber-dealers and woodchoppers
and hunters, and not one had ever seen the like before, but they wondered as at a star dropped down.