Days Off

And Other Digressions

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Author: Henry van Dyke
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,006 / 168 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 896
Added to site: 2008.01.15
mnybks.net#: 19716
Origin: gutenberg.org

Genial humor, sound sense and intimate knowledge of sport are here given concrete form.

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did when he turned aside from his shepherding on Mount Horeb and climbed up among the rocks to see the burning bush.

"The value of a favourite pursuit lies not only in its calculated results but also in its by-products. You may become a collector of almost anything in the world,--orchids, postage-stamps, flint arrowheads, cook-books, varieties of the game of cat's cradle,--and if you chase your trifle in the right spirit it will lead you into pleasant surprises and bring you acquainted with delightful or amusing people. You remember when you went with Professor Rinascimento on a Della Robbia hunt among the hill towns of Italy, and how you came by accident into that deep green valley where there are more nightingales with sweeter voices than anywhere else on earth? Your best trouvaille on that expedition was hidden in those undreamed-of nights of moonlight and music. And it was when you were chasing first editions of Tennyson, was it not, that you discovered your little head of a marble faun,

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