Ashton Park (The Danforths of Lancashire, Book 1) by Murray Pura

By Murray Pura

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For enthusiasts of the highly well known Downton Abbey sequence, comes this both enchanting tale of the Danforth relatives of Ashton Park.

Among the fairway hills and timber of Lancashire, just a couple of miles from the ocean, lies the attractive and old property of Ashton Park.

The 12 months is 1916. the 1st global struggle has engulfed Europe and Sir William's and girl Elizabeth's 3 sons are all in uniform—and their 4 daughters are concerned with a variety of objectives of the center and soul.

As the top of a robust Church of britain relatives for generations, Sir William insists the Danforth property carry morning devotions that come with either kin and employees. in spite of the fact that, he's additionally an MP and away at Westminster in London at any time when Parliament is sitting. in the course of his lengthy absences, girl Elizabeth discreetly spends time within the corporation of the pinnacle prepare dinner of the manor, Mrs. Longstaff, who's her ally and confidante. This friendship comprises visits to a small Baptist church in Liverpool...

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Olaf Baker 41 On he went, hour after hour, never ceasing to watch. The prairiegrouse got up almost under his pony’s feet. The larks and savanna-sparrows filled the air with their singing, and everywhere the wild roses were in bloom. It seemed as if nothing but peace would ever find its way among these singing-birds and flowers; yet Little Wolf knew well that the Assiniboins could come creeping along the hollows of the prairie, like wolves, and that there is no moment more dangerous than the time when there is no hint of danger.

I was just to go for thee. ” answered Póh-hlaik, brightening. ” Both boys had their bow-cases on their backs, and in five minutes they had descended the slope and were crossing the plateau to the brink of the cañon. This rift in the upland, four hundred feet deep, was shadowy with royal pines and musical with a lovely brook—as it is to this day. Póh-hlaik and Ka-be descended the precipitous side noiselessly, and began creeping along the brook in the thick underbrush. Fat trout flashed in the pools; but the boys paid no attention to them, for from a thicket on the other side of a little natural glade came the “gobble-obble-obble” and then the skir-r-r!

To the people who first told them, these legends were more than mere tales invented to explain natural phenomena; they were an integral part of Native tradition. They communicated a kinship with the past and an understanding of the peoples’ relationship to their environment. It is a testament to their evocative power that so many legends still exist, despite the lack of a pervasive writing system. “Where the Buffaloes Begin” is unique in that it tells the story of a Native American legend from the viewpoint of a non-Indian—presumably a white outsider.

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