Monday, 5 September 2011


‘Perhaps someone was thinking of me in another country; or perhaps some thought of my own had come and gone unnoticed, and yet done me good. For some thoughts, which sure would be the most beautiful, vanish before we can rightly scan their features...’

Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

Robert Louis Stevenson, 1879

Gorgeous, gentle book, just wish he'd been kinder to Modestine.


Mim said...

Must read this one! Tender is the word.

Hello from Boston . . .

Lesley said...

I don't think he was really cruel to Modestine - that was all a pose!

nmj said...

Think you would enjoy, Mim.

Hey Lesley, I was surprised that he even revealed the Modestine cruelties, so in a way that redeems him slightly. And I think he was gutted when he sold her on.