Read Aloud Books #8… “Who’ll be Modestine?”

‘The World was my Garden’ by David Fairchild
‘Travels with a Donkey’ by Robert Louis Stevenson
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“…after my first feeling of revulsion had passed, I spent three of the most entertaining and instructive weeks of my life studying the fascinating molds which appeared one by one on the slowly disintegrating mass of horse-dung. Microscopic molds are both very beautiful and absorbingly interesting. The rapid growth of their spores, the way they live on each other, the manner in which the different forms come and go, is so amazing and varied that I believe a man could spend his life and not exhaust the forms or problems contained in one plate of manure.”
— David Fairchild

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson,

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Read Aloud Books #7

‘Jaguar’ by Alan Rabinowitz
‘Fate in the Making’ by Cheiro
‘Jungle Ways’ by William B. Seabrook
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“We can never fully understand the hearts and minds of people . . . unless we can speak directly to them in their own language so that the implications, not just the words, come through clearly.”
― Alan Rabinowitz,

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