"But the big hills up at the lake helped to make him feel that the houseboat man did not matter. The hills had been there before Captain Flint. They would be there for ever. That, somehow was comforting."
Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons.
"Things might have been a lot worse. Don’t you worry about it overmuch. When a thing’s done, it’s done, and if it’s not done right, do it differently next time."
Arthur Ransome, Swallowdale.
"A pigeon a day keeps the natives away.
Arthur Ransome, Pigeon Post."
"Only, the beastly Arctic won't freeze,"
Arthur Ransome, Winter Holiday.
My Arthur Ransome hardcover collection is slowly growing. Aren't they beautiful?