93 numbered pages
VIII numbered chapters
A man keeps, like his love, his courage dark.
Antoine de Saint Exupery
Could/should be subtitled ‘The power of learning to read.’
Brilliantly and descriptively written. A journey of a life LIVed through severe austerity, LIVed with dignity, and launched into a life of learning through reading.
Note to self, read to Montaigne next as he is the author of the unnamed main character’s first book.
“This is a wonderful book,” said the teacher. “It was written
by a man named Montaigne, who was a solider.
But he grew tired of being a solider and
spent his time studying and writing.
He also liked to walk on country roads.”
One good book always leads to another.