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Pepper & Salt

Howard Pyle

Book Overview: 

One must have a little pinch of seasoning in this dull, heavy life of ours; one should never look to have all the troubles, the labors, and the cares, with never a whit of innocent jollity and mirth. Yes, one must smile now and then, if for nothing else than to lift the corners of the lips in laughter that are only too often dragged down in sorrow. … Yet listen! One must not look to have nothing but pepper and salt in this life of ours—no, indeed! At that rate we would be worse off than we are now. I only mean that it is a good and pleasant thing to have something to lend the more solid part a little savor now and then! … Are you ready? Very well; then I will tell you a story.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .So Jacob laid his hands to the plough and—whisk!—away it went like John Stormwetter's colt, with Jacob behind it. Out of the farm-yard they went, and down the road, and so to the Herr Mayor's house, and behind them lay three fine brown furrows, smoking in the sun.

When the Herr Mayor saw them coming he opened his eyes, you may be sure, for he had never seen such a plough as that in all of his life before.

"And now," said Jacob, "I should like to marry Gretchen, if you please."

At this the Herr Mayor hemmed and hawed and scratched his head again. No; Jacob could not marry Gretchen yet, for the Herr Mayor had always said and sworn that the man who married Gretchen should bring with him a purse that always had two pennies in it and could never be emptied, no matter how much was taken out of it.


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Community Reviews

Some entertaining stories rather along the lines of Grimm's Fairytales or Aesop's Fables, as well as some poetry of a silly variety.

This book is so fun! Short stories punctuated by witty moral poems and, of course, brilliant illustrations by the author. Read it to your kids, then read it again.

My father read these stories to my sister and me many times throughout our childhood. There is something magical about this book. It lies not only in the wonderful fairy tales, but the magic of holding a small, old, fabric bound book in one's hands.

In my library since 1975, now to find it to scan in the purple cover...more

I wonder if J.K. Rowling hasn't read the tale about the boggart.

This book is written by a favorite author of mine. His story brought me back to younger days when I would sit for hours reading my favorite book. It was compilation of many stories, each with a moral and ethical outcome. Brought back the "feel goods", into my heart.