Tuesday, December 14, 2010


"[T]he boots she had on today were calculated to raise the lowest spirits, for they were made of the softest grey leather, sewn with crystal beads round the tops, and were lined with snow-white lamb's-wool.  The crystal beads, as it happened, could not be seen, because Maria's grey silk dress and warm grey wool pelisse, also trimmed with white lamb's-wool, reached to her ankles, but she herself knew they were there, and the thought of them gave her a moral strength that can scarcely be overestimated."

~From The Little White Horse, by Elizabeth Goudge (p.8)


Leah said...

What a beautiful quote from the beautiful book you brought over!

Natalie said...

Love it.

Melissa said...

This is the Katie-est quote. I just love it.