As it chanced, however, seeing out of only one eye, he backed upon the handle of a hay rake which was leaning against the wall.
He yelled, jumping into the air and waving his hay rake to attract additional attention.
He was as fresh as a collard and as ingenuous as a hay rake.
No light gleams from a friendly window, only the shadowy form of a hay rake left out by some farmer suggests human companionship.
Hiram promptly unhitched "Old Dolly" from the hay rake and started for the house.
The self-binding harvester or the hay rake is only used a few weeks, or perhaps more often only a few days, each year.