Excerpt from The Song of the Stone Wall
But his bright spirit had inherited no trace of their harshness and gloom. The windows of his soul Opened to the sunlight of a joyous faith.
His optimism and genial humor inspired glad ness and good sense in others. With an oldstory he prepared their minds to receive new ideas, and with a parable he opened their hearts to generous feelings. All men loved him cause he loved them. They know that his heart was in their happiness, and that hrs humanity braced their sorrows. Ln him the weak to a friend, the unprotected, a champion. Though a herald and proclaimer of peace, he could fight stubbornly and passionately on the side of jus tice. His was a lovable, uplifting greatness which drew all men near and ever nearer to God and to each other. Like his ancestors, he dreamed of a land of freedom founded on the love of God and the brotherhood of man, a land where each man shall achieve his share of happiness and learn the work of manhood to rule himself and lend a hand.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reading this took me back to the days when my blind grandfather would tell me of the history of objects and landscapes, would call to my attention the scents that would bring memories to the front of the mind. Keller describes every aspect of the historic stone walls and takes you back to a time when the stones were created and everything they have outlasted. The reader can actually see, feel, smell, and hear the stones. Keller opens the reader's mind to experience something they would normally overlook. Beautifully written.