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“It was a dog’s life,” said the poor old gentleman, quite reassured, “but it made men of those who followed it. I see a change for the worse even in our own town here; full of loafers now, small and poor as ’tis, who once would have followed the sea, every lazy soul of ’em.
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Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; 1St Edition (June 23, 2015)
Reading Sara Review: I liked this book, not a lot, but I did like it. 642 more words
Well, this lady is still hauling things out of her basement.
I mean really. But as they say, sure and steady, gets the job done. 118 more words
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“…Hilary enjoyed himself, just as he had enjoyed himself drinking the port. Increasingly, as he got older, he enjoyed things. As his personal humility deepened, so did his awareness of the amazing bounty of God…so many things…The mellow warmth of the port, the pleasure of the game, the sight of Lucilla’s lovely old face in the firelight, and David’s fine hands holding the cards, his awareness of Margaret’s endearing simplicity, and the contentment of the two old dogs dozing on the hearth…One by one the small joys fell.