He was as drunk as LEM Forrester on a Saturday night.” Marjorie Kinney Railings, The Yearling “He watched the sun rise beyond the grape arbor.
In the thin golden light the young leaves and tendrils of the Scuppering were like Twink Weather by's hair. He decided that sunrise and sunset both gave him a pleasantly sad feeling.
“Only about jest a very few things,” he soothed her.” Marjorie Kinney Railings, The Yearling The peace of the vast aloof scrub had drawn him with the beneficence of its silence.
“Ever' man wants life to be a fine thing, and an easy. He often lay so with it in the shed, or under the live oaks in the heat of the day.
Death was a silence that gave back no answer.” Marjorie Kinney Railings, quote from The Yearling You've seed of' Death at his tricks... Ever' man wants life to be a fine thing, and an easy.
“The wild animals seemed less predatory to him than people he had known.” Marjorie Kinney Railings, quote from The Yearling In the thin golden light the young leaves and tendrils of the Scuppering were like Twink Weather by's hair.
He decided that sunrise and sunset both gave him a pleasantly sad feeling. The sunrise brought a wild, free sadness; the sunset, a lonely yet a comforting one.
“Only about jest a very few things,” he soothed her.” Marjorie Kinney Railings, quote from The Yearling Dear Oliver; for of twink has dung ode up the river.
Yor friend Jody.” Marjorie Kinney Railings, quote from The Yearling He had been cudgeling his wits for an excuse to bring the fawn inside at night to sleep with him, and now he had one that could not be disputed.
Something about her was forever female and made all men virile.” Marjorie Kinney Railings, quote from The Yearling “Ever' man wants life to be a fine thing, and an easy.
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For many years, Railings desperately wanted to break into the literary world, she tried writing the kinds of stories she thought editors were looking for. The Yearling was the result of a radical change in her lifestyle and locale, as she immersed herself in an environment that was quite different from where she came from.
The Yearling tells the story of 12-year-old Jody Baxter, who is forced to shoot his pet fawn after it’s caught eating his family’s much-needed food crops. From the original review of The Yearling by Marjorie Kinney Railings in the Cincinnati Enquirer, April 7, 1938: In that wild, swampy, near-jungle country that is inland Florida, Marjorie Kinney Railings has set another enchanting story.
Their little clearing in the scrub country is known as Baxter’s Island; in the surrounding terrain wild animals abound The year which the story is encompassed is crammed with conflict, tragedy, beauty, and drama. The land reluctantly yields a subsistence of corn, cane, cow peas, and garden goods; the fires more readily supplies venison, bear steaks, and squirrel for the table.
A horse, a cow, and a brood sow are invaluable in the struggle for a living, but hey must at all times be protected from the raids of hungry wolves and meddlesome bears. Penny shields both his son and the fawn from the deserved wrath of Ma Baxter.
Besides these three and their bearded, lawless neighbors the Foresters, there are incidents which will linger long in the reader’s memory. Despite the grace and clarity of the style and simplicity of the story itself, this is a generously written book into which the author has poured a wealth of emotion and understanding as well as the results of keep and sympathetic observation.
“Eula lie in a remote fashion belonged to him, Jody, to do with as he pleased, if only to throw potatoes at her.” He had been cudgeling his wits for an excuse to bring the fawn inside at night to sleep with him, and now he had one that could not be disputed.
“A mark was on him from the day’s delight, so that all his life, when April was a thin green and the flavor of rain was on his tongue, an old wound would throb and a nostalgia would fill him for something he could not quite remember.” “The sunrise brought a wild, free sadness; the sunset, a lonely yet a comforting one.
He indulged his agreeable melancholy until the earth under him turned from gray to lavender and then to the color dried corn husks.” I’ll warm you.’ He edged closer to his father’s bones and sinews.
Penny slipped an arm around him, and he lay close against the lank thigh. His father swam the swift creek to fetch back his wounded dog.