The Trees of Pride


Read by Maria Therese

(3.8 stars; 46 reviews)

Three trees, known as the Peacock trees, are blamed by the peasants for the fever that has killed many. Squire Vane scoffs at this legend as superstition. To prove them wrong, once and for all, he takes a bet to spend the night in the trees. In the morning he has vanished. Is he dead, and if so who has killed him? The poet? The lawyer? The woodsman? The trees? (Summary by Maria Therese)

(2 hr 15 min)

Chapters

1 - The Tale of the Peacock Trees 33:48 Read by Maria Therese
2 - The Wager of Squire Vane 32:50 Read by Maria Therese
3 - The Mystery of the Well 34:37 Read by Maria Therese
4 - The Chase After the Truth 33:51 Read by Maria Therese

Reviews

(3.5 stars)

Not my favorite Chesterton but quite insightful none-the-less. The pride of a powerful Squire causes great harm to the common folk. A non-believing Doctor takes steps to correct the situation.

Who dunnit!?

(3 stars)

I personally didn't get into this work, but it's definitely a high grade of writing. A mystery, who done it type style, with a pensive look at the simplicity of superstition.

Connie Green

(4 stars)

This was an interesting mystery with a surprising ending. The reader did a good job.

The Trees Of Pride

(3 stars)

A decent enough little tale of folklore and superstition.

(0.5 stars)

Uninspired reading not calculated to arouse interest.