But for the most part the sunny valley was abandoned and desolate and the untended crops stood in parching fields.
"Mother of Sorrows," moaned Gerald, moving a thickly furred tongue around parched lips.
Their men might be dying, even now, on the sun-parched grass of the Pennsylvania hills.
Gulping down the bitter brew of parched corn and dried sweet potatoes that passed for coffee, she went out to join the girls.
Scarlett held wobbling heads that parched lips might drink, poured buckets of water over dusty, feverish bodies and into open wounds that the men might enjoy a brief moment’s relief.
Her tongue was furred and her throat parched as if flames had scorched it and no amount of water could assuage her thirst.
The heavy hominy stuck in her throat like glue and never before had the mixture of parched corn and ground-up yams that passed for coffee been so repulsive.
The troop had added their ration of parched corn and side meat to the supper of dried peas, stewed dried apples and peanuts which Mammy set before them and they declared it was the best meal they had had in months.
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Nothing will grow in this parched soil.
Cactus is about all that will grow in this parched soil.