Interested in Books?

The Cherokee Trail

“You’re interested in books, ma’am?”

She looked around at the storekeeper, surprised. “I’ve only a few, but folks like the very best. They like books they can read over and over. Right down the street, there’s a bookstore. He carries quite a stock, along with pencils, papers, notions, and such. That’s where Mark Stacy buys his books.”

“Mark Stacey? Somehow I did not imagine him to be a reader.”

“Some of these folks surprise you, ma’am. You never know who is the reader or who has the education. That’s why there’s few western towns without a bookstore.” – Exchange between Mary Breydon and a storekeeper in The Cherokee Trail by Louis L’Amour


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