Here are the cheerful philosophizings of a young man who turns to nature and farm life to regain his health. The narrator describes his stifling life in the city before he moved to the country. His life changed for the better. "It was as though, concerned with plow and harness and furrow, I had never known that the world had height or colour or sweet sounds, or that there was "feeling" in a hillside... My dominant feeling, if I can at all express it, was of a strange new friendliness, a warmth, as though these hills, this field about me, the woods, had suddenly spoken to me and caressed me. It was as though I had been accepted in membership, as though I was now recognized, after long trial, as belonging here." A classic for nature-lovers and those nastalgic for the peaceful, healthy country roaming and farming lifestyle.