Those who fell in love with "Adventures in Contentment" and the man who went straight into nature's heart and read her message, will welcome with delight this "Adventures in Friendship." The beauty of the open is in every page.
e yard lies the drifted snow: it has transformed my wood pile into a grotesque Indian mound, and it frosts the roof of my barn like a wedding cake. I go at it lustily with my wooden shovel, clearing out a pathway to the gate.
Cold, too; one of the coldest mornings we've had--but clear and very still. The sun is just coming up over the hill near Horace's farm. From Horace's chimney the white wood-smoke of an early fire rises straight upward, all golden with sunshine, into the measureless blue of the sky--on its way to heaven, for aught I know. When I reach the gate my blood is racing warmly in my veins. I straighten my back, thrust my shovel into the snow pile, and shout at the top of my voice, for I can no longer contain myself:
"Merry Christmas, Harriet."
Harriet opens the door--just a crack.
"Merry Christmas yourself, you Arctic explorer! Oo--but it's cold!"
And she closes the door.
Upon hearing these riotous sounds the barnyard suddenly awakens. I hear my horse whi
David Grayson was the pen name of Ray Stannard Baker, a journalist who wrote a very successful series of books about the small, peaceful things in life. This series -- "The Adventures of David Grayson," "Adventures in Contentment," etc. -- was designed to bring contentment to the reader by illustrating the beauty of a life in the country lived simply and honestly. As with other volumes in the series, "Adventures in Friendship" is an enchanting and soothing read, and takes the reader back to a time when this kind of life was possible. Highly recommend.
not that bad. i did't waste my time when i was reading this book about the farmer and his series of friends.
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