“To Nancy and Jonathan—
Here is a remarkable story
of Nature’s skill in cooperating
with and in redeeming the
inevitable. Perhaps the last
paragraph is the best.
Mother and Dad
The Valley: Meadow, Grove and Stream by Lorus and Margery Milne.
Found by Rachel Jagareski of Old Saratoga Books in Schuylerville, NY, in a thrift shop in Bennington, VT.