Saturday, February 23, 2013

THE PARKERSTOWN DELEGATE and other stories by Grace Livingston Hill

This book had 3 short stories in it, about 50 pages each.  The first story was about a young boy who is bedridden and how a young lady helps him start a "Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor" in his home and makes him feel a part of something that has meaning to his dreary invalid life.  The second story was quite different from any I have read.  It was "A Chautauqua Idyl" and it was how nature (the trees, wind, rivers, birds, fish, flowers, etc.) all came together and sought to start a "conference" like they had seen humans do at Chautauqua.  It really was quite nice to read the conversations the wind would have with the birds, or the trees had with the river.  They tried to figure out what a lot of words meant that the humans used and it was enjoyable to read.  The third story was "A Little Servant" and it was a precious story of how a little girl comes to make the gardener, who feels as if he has no purpose in life, come to see his importance in the life of this little girl.  She makes him feel important and helps him find a purpose and reason for living.  Although it has a somewhat sad ending, it was a precious story between a little girl who made a big different in the life of one man.

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