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In Touch with Nature Tales and Sketches from the Life   By: (1840-1910)

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"In Touch with Nature" by Gordon Stables is a delightful collection of tales and sketches that transport readers to the beauty and serenity of the great outdoors. Stables' love and appreciation for nature shines through in each story, immersing readers in the sights, sounds, and smells of the natural world.

From encounters with majestic wildlife to peaceful moments spent enjoying the simple pleasures of a day outdoors, Stables captures the magic of nature in vivid detail. His writing is both lyrical and evocative, painting a vivid picture of the beauty and wonder that can be found in the world around us.

Throughout the book, Stables weaves in insightful reflections on the importance of preserving and protecting our natural environment. His passion for conservation and environmental stewardship is evident, making this book not only a pleasure to read but also an important reminder of the importance of living in harmony with nature.

Overall, "In Touch with Nature" is a captivating and inspiring read that will leave readers feeling a deep connection to the natural world. Stables' storytelling is both enchanting and educational, making this book a must-read for anyone who loves nature and the great outdoors.

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In Touch with Nature Tales and Sketches from the Life By Gordon Stables Published by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. This edition dated 1888.

In Touch with Nature, by Gordon Stables.




"The merry homes of England! Around their hearths by night, What gladsome looks of household love Meet in the ruddy light! There, woman's voice flows forth in song Or childhood's tale is told, Or lips move tunefully along Some glorious page of old."

Mrs Hemans.

"You're my Maggie May, aren't you?"

There was a murmured "Yes," and a tired and weary wee head was laid to rest on my shoulder.

We were all sitting round the log fire that burned on our low hearth, one wild night in winter. Outside such a storm was raging as seldom visits the southern part of these islands. It had been hard frost for days before, with a bright and cloudless sky; but on the morning of this particular day the blue had given place to a uniform leaden grey. The cloud canopy lowered, the horizon neared, then little pellets of snow began to fall no larger than millet seeds, till they covered all the hard ground, and powdered the lawn, and lay on the laurel leaves, and on the ivy that the sparrows so love... Continue reading book >>

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