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“Beyond the yard the ground fell away gradually in a long vegetable-garden and fowl-run to the town wall, and the family holding extended even beyond, through an arched doorway to an open stretch of smooth grass going down to the riverside.”
“It is no ponderous affair of logs, or stones, or asphalt; a very simple, homely thing went to its making: just wire-netting, with a two-inch mesh, the kind one uses for the fowl-run!”
“After tea I'll show you the garden, and we'll choose a place for a fowl-run.”
“To me, as I stood with Ukridge in the fowl-run in the morning following my maritime conversation with the professor, regarding a hen that had posed before us, obviously with a view to inspection, there appeared a man carrying an envelope.”
“A Bolshevist hen, always at the bottom of any disturbance in the fowl-run, a bird which ate its head off daily at our expense and bit the hands which fed it by resolutely declining to lay a single egg.”
“This is the fowl-run, professor," I broke in, with a moist, tingling feeling across my forehead and up my spine.”
“Deprived of physical labour, with the exception of golf and bathing -- trivial sports compared with work in the fowl-run at its hardest -- I tried to make up for it by working at my novel.”
“You might just as well stop on, and help me in the fowl-run.”
“In the fowl-run a hen was crooning sleepily in its coop.”
“I had only heard casual mention of this relative hitherto, but I had built up a mental picture of her partly from remarks which Ukridge had let fall, but principally from the fact that he had named the most malignant hen in our fowl-run after her.”
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Tales of the Dying Earth is a 2002 anthology volume featuring four novels by Jack Vance: The Dying Earth, The Eyes of the Overworld, Cugel's Saga and Rhialto the Marvellous.
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