Books: Three Short Cathers

OBSCURE DESTINIES—Willa Cather— Knopf.

Neighbor Rosicky, when Doctor Burleigh told him he had a bad heart, said, "So? No, I guess my heart was always pretty good. I got a little asthma, maybe." A Bohemian farmer with Rosicky's resilient enjoyment of life was not likely to be much worried but Rosickv's wife made him sit in the kitchen and take life easy while his sons did the plowing. Rosicky's long habit of friendliness finally got the better of him. He thought the thistles ought to be cleared...

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