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"The Lord will guide them to us, and they will be like the standing corn for number - so don't you fool with 'em, John Cook, you hear me?"
In Galloway, according to Sir James Frazer, the reaping of the last standing corn was still called cutting the hare’ when he published the 1922 edition of The Golden Bough.
Between this line and mine, especially on my right, clumps of woods and patches of underbrush occurred here and there, but the undulating ground consisted mainly of open fields, many of which were covered with standing corn that had already ripened.