Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Summer Reading

"It was the day before Christmas, and it had been snowing all day...
"Children came rollicking out with their sleds, bundled in gay scarlet or green or blue, reveling in the snow, shouting to one another with muted voices that seemed amazingly to have lost their resonance, deadened in this strange padded atmosphere. Till even their young ardor was baffled by the increasingly bitter cold, and the pitiless slant of whiteness that shut them from one another, and one by one they drifted from a suddenly frightening world, into the warmth and brightness of the fireside, to careful mothers who kissed their little cold wet faces, dried their smarting wrists and folded them in warm garments with comforting embrace."

--Grace Livingston Hill, The Substitute Guest

Not much more refreshment to be had on a blistering summer day, than to read a book set in a blizzard!

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1 comment :

Dorothy said...

Looks like it's time to re-read Laura Ingalls Wilder--in particular, "The Long Winter."