Rain.—The god of the weather is in an ironical mood. During the period when rain was so badly needed he withheld his favors, with the result that the harvest will be a scant one. Now that the farmers are busy haymaking, and desire fine weather for the process, rain has fallen. Not much, it is true (23 points in all), but sufficient to delay the cutting of the crops for a day or two. The farmers’ lot during the past few months has not been an enviable one, but he has the satisfaction (if it is any satisfaction to him ) of knowing that we are all suffering with him.
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