If you’ve never had a chance to read (or better yet, hear Carl Sandburg read) his stories from the Rootabaga Country), I highly recommend it. My wife Jan found a recording once of “How to Tell Corn Fairies When You See ’em” and we fell in love with it. His description of corn fairies sitting on split rail fences and singing “soft songs that go pla-sizzy pla-sizzy-sizzy, and each song is softer than an eye wink, softer than a Nebraska baby’s thumb” lives forever for us. I can never see a split rail fence again without thinking of it. Anyway, here is a lovely Rootabaga story for a Saturday:
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