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  • Is the land there owned by the peasants?
  • You murderer of peasants.
  • He was a short and solid old man in a black peasant’s smock and gray iron-stiff trousers and he wore rope-soled shoes.
  • He looked at the double line of peasants and he spat on the ground.
  • Two peasants from the lines walked over, talking together, and one of them called to me, ’What passes with thee, Pilar?’
  • The peasants stayed and took the punishment.
  • I looked at him and he was a peasant dressed in his Sunday jacket and sweating heavily and I said, ’No, Joaquan.
  • ’Then you will learn,’ the peasant next to him said.
  • ’That is the beauty of it,’ another peasant said.
  • Then the peasant who stood beside me said, ’This is shameful.
  • ’Two thieves,’ a short peasant said to the man who had shouted.
  • ’I am as good a Libertarian Republican as thou,’ the short peasant said.
  • ’Don Faustino,’ a peasant called.
  • ’Let us have another,’ a peasant called out and another peasant slapped him on the back and said, ’Don Faustino!
  • ’Let us have another,’ a peasant called out and another peasant slapped him on the back and said, ’Don Faustino!
  • ’In my life,’ another peasant said, ’in my life I’ve never seen a thing like Don Faustino.’
  • ’There are others,’ another peasant said.
  • ’There may be giants and dwarfs,’ the first peasant said.
  • ’Then, nothing,’ the one peasant said.
  • ’They don’t believe even in that,’ another peasant said.
  • You stayed with a peasant and his family.
  • He had a big, blond, ruddy Flemish face and huge awkward peasant hands and he moved, with the dishes, as powerfully and awkwardly as a draft horse.
  • And then, when the plaza was nicely moistened and the dust settled, the lines formed up again and a peasant shouted, ’When do we get the first fascist?
  • I was walking along parallel to the line to see what happened to him and a peasant leaned down and lifted him to his feet and said, ’Get up, Don Faustino, and keep walking.
  • With him was another man, also in a black peasant’s smock and the dark gray trousers that were almost a uniform in that province, wearing rope-soled shoes and with a carbine slung over his back.
  • "We will take the message," Robert Jordan said and he thought how the word aburmiento which means boredom in Spanish was a word no peasant would use in any other language.
  • It was a peasant’s face, the cheeks hollow under the high cheekbones, the beard stubbled, the eyes shaded by the heavy brows, big hands holding the rifle, heavy boots showing beneath the folds of the blanket cape.
  • Robert Jordan saw a woman of about fifty almost as big as Pablo, almost as wide as she was tall, in black peasant skirt and waist, with heavy wool socks on heavy legs, black rope-soled shoes and a brown face like a model for a granite monument.
  • They were peasants and workers.
  • You had to have these peasant leaders quickly in this sort of war and a real peasant leader might be a little too much like Pablo.
  • You had to have these peasant leaders quickly in this sort of war and a real peasant leader might be a little too much like Pablo.
  • You couldn’t wait for the real Peasant Leader to arrive and he might have too many peasant characteristics when he did.
  • You couldn’t wait for the real Peasant Leader to arrive and he might have too many peasant characteristics when he did.
  • The last time he had seen him he seemed to have gotten to believe his own publicity and think he was a peasant.
  • Then the peasants who were with him and the others, the hard ones of the end of the line, squatted quickly behind him as he knelt, and gave him a rushing push and he was over the edge without ever having been beaten and you heard him crying loud and high as he fell.
  • The young man, who was tall and thin, with sun-streaked fair hair, and a wind— and sun-burned face, who wore the sun-faded flannel shirt, a pair of peasant’s trousers and rope-soled shoes, leaned over, put his arm through one of the leather pack straps and swung the heavy pack up onto his shoulders.
  • At that, from what he had seen of Campesino, with his black beard, his thick negroid lips, and his feverish, staring eyes, he thought he might give almost as much trouble as a real peasant leader.
  • It was at Gaylord’s that you learned that Valentin Gonzalez, called El Campesino or The Peasant, had never been a peasant but was an ex-sergeant in the Spanish Foreign Legion who had deserted and fought with Abd el Krim.
  • It was at Gaylord’s that you learned that Valentin Gonzalez, called El Campesino or The Peasant, had never been a peasant but was an ex-sergeant in the Spanish Foreign Legion who had deserted and fought with Abd el Krim.
  • Gaylord’s was the place where you met famous peasant and worker Spanish commanders who had sprung to arms from the people at the start of the war without any previous military training and found that many of them spoke Russian.
  • Don Faustino could not walk alone and the peasant in a black smock helped him on one side and another peasant in a black smock and herdsman’s boots helped him on the other, supporting him by the arms and Don Faustino walking along between the lines with his hands over his eyes, his lips never quiet, and his yellow hair slicked on his head and shining in the sun, and as he passed the peasants would say, ’Don Faustino, buen provecho.
  • Don Faustino could not walk alone and the peasant in a black smock helped him on one side and another peasant in a black smock and herdsman’s boots helped him on the other, supporting him by the arms and Don Faustino walking along between the lines with his hands over his eyes, his lips never quiet, and his yellow hair slicked on his head and shining in the sun, and as he passed the peasants would say, ’Don Faustino, buen provecho.
  • Don Faustino could not walk alone and the peasant in a black smock helped him on one side and another peasant in a black smock and herdsman’s boots helped him on the other, supporting him by the arms and Don Faustino walking along between the lines with his hands over his eyes, his lips never quiet, and his yellow hair slicked on his head and shining in the sun, and as he passed the peasants would say, ’Don Faustino, buen provecho.
  • "A peasant who had left the lines and now stood in the shade of the arcade looked at them in disgust and said, ’They should shout, "Long live drunkenness."
  • And as we stood there the sun rose over the far hills and shone now on the road where we stood and on the white wall of the barracks and the dust in the air was golden in that first sun and the peasant who was beside me looked at the wall of the barracks and what lay there and then looked at us and then at the sun and said, (Vaya, a day that commences.’

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  • Most people in the Middle Ages were peasants.
  • In 1932 a peasant revolt in Su County China stopped collection of the poppy tax.

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