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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Reading Material

This week I have started reading Beau Geste, by P.C.Wren, to the pre-teen and teenaged boys, along with anyone who is in the kitchen while they are cleaning up after dinner. Reading the book also forces me to stay nearby, keeping the boys from wandering away before the work is done.

I will never forget when my father read this book to us - back in 1972 - while we lived in Switzerland. This book remains one of my favorite adventure books, with mystery, romance(very little of the yucky details boys detest), robbery, brotherly love, cowboys, and the French Foreign Legion.

The final battle in the desert is just riveting.


Ven. Charles de Foucauld lived in a fort similar to the one in the book:

1 comment:

Milehimama said...

On the subject of reading, I tagged you for a book meme:

Our Lady of the Mysterious Decapitation

Our Lady of the Mysterious Decapitation
Now restored with the help of some cement!

Prayer to Our Lady of the Mysterious Decapitation

Mary my mother, take my hand today, and all days.
Lead me away from all occasions of sin.
Guide me in fulfilling your last words in the Gospel,
"Do whatever He tells you."

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