His mother had been careful to make him aware of that

From Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (chapter 4): Suffering at the mercy of the elements was accepted by Jethro as being quite as natural as the hunger for green vegetables and fresh fruit that was always with him during the winter. When one found comfort, he was grateful, but he was never such aContinue reading “His mother had been careful to make him aware of that”

as full of reason as it is of wonder

From The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald (chapter 4): I suspect there is nothing a man can be so grateful for as that to which he has the most right. …But the story of the evening was too solemn for Curdie to come out with all at once. He must wait until they hadContinue reading “as full of reason as it is of wonder”