Far Away And Long Ago A History Of My Early Life By W. H. Hudson

 -  Like most of these old
establishments, it was a long low building with a thatched roof,
enclosures for cattle and - Page 180
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Like Most Of These Old Establishments, It Was A Long Low Building With A Thatched Roof, Enclosures For Cattle And

Sheep close by, and an old grove or plantation of shade-trees bordered with rows of tall Lombardy poplars. The

Whole place had a decayed and neglected appearance, the grounds being weedy and littered with bleached bones and other rubbish: fences and ditches had also been destroyed and obliterated, so that the cattle were free to rub their hides on the tree trunks and gnaw at the bark. The estancia was called Canada Seca, from a sluggish muddy stream near the house which almost invariably dried up in summer; in winter after heavy rains it overflowed its low banks, and in very wet seasons lake-like ponds of water were formed all over the low-lying plain between Canada Seca and our house. A rainy season was welcome to us children: the sight of wide sheets of clear shallow water with a vivid green turf beneath excited us joyfully, and also afforded us some adventurous days, one of which will be related by and by.

Don Anastacio Buenavida was a middle-aged man, a bachelor, deeply respected by his neighbours, and even looked on as a person of considerable importance. So much did I hear in his praise that as a child I had a kind of reverential feeling for him, which lasted for years and did not, I think, wholly evaporate until I was in my teens and began to form my own judgments.

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