Questions about O'Henry Springtime a la Carte'
While reading this novel I found some sentences hard to understand.
1. One afternoon Sarah(the heroine) shivered in her elegant hall-bedroom;"house heated; scrupulously clean; conveniences; seen to be appreciated".
I understand that the frases in the double quotation marks are quoted from rental ads. What confuses me is the last frase "seen to be appreciated". Does it mean that the house has always been kept clean by its former tenants or the house seems nice?
2. Sarah stayed two weeks at Sunnybrook Farm. There she learned to love Old Farmer Franklin's son, Walter. Farmers have been loved and wedded and turned out to grass in less time.
What does" turned out to grass" mean? Does it mean that the farmer begins to hoard sheep?
1. It means the house is so beautiful or nice, that it is calling out loud to be looked at or appreciated.
2. Turn out to grass is an idiom which means to retire, somehow forcibly perhaps, or make someone stop doing their job.
Hope it helps! :)
November 30, 2017
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