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The Adventures of a Grain of Dust

Gelesen von J. M. Smallheer

(4,35 Sterne; 10 Bewertungen)

This charming book for children is full of interesting facts about all sorts of plants, insects, birds and animals and how they all help to enrich the soil for farmers - each in its own special way. Join our narrator, The Grain of Dust on a fascinating journey around the planet to meet them.

"I don't want you to think that I'm boasting, but I do believe I'm one of the greatest travellers that ever was; and if anybody, living or dead, has ever gone through with more than I have I'd like to hear about it. Not that I've personally been in all the places or taken part in all the things I tell in this book—I don't mean to say that—but I do ask you to remember how long it is possible for a grain of dust to last, and how many other far-travelled and much-adventured dust grains it must meet and mix with in the course of its life. ...Finally, if what we call flesh and blood can think and talk, why not a grain of dust? In fact, what is flesh and blood but dust come back to life? Says the poet—and the poets know:

'The very dust that blows along the street Once whispered to its love that life is sweet.'

You see it's as likely a thing as could happen—this whole story."

Summary by J. M. Smallheer with quotes from the Preface of the book (5 hr 9 min)


00 - Just a Word


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01 - The Little Old Man of the Rock


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02 - Some Early Settlers and Their Bones


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03 - The Winds and the World's Work


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04 - The Bottom-Lands


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05 - What the Earth Owes to the Earthworm


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06 - The Little Farmers with Six Feet


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07 - Farmers with Four Feet


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08 - Water Farmers Who Help Make Land


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09 - Farmers Who Wear Feathers


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10 - The Busy Fingers of the Roots


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11 - The Autumn Stores and the Long Winter Night


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12 - The Brotherhood of the Dust


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(5 Sterne)

apparent observations rather than dry facts. truely entertaining, though I wonder if some observations have stood the test of time.