Miss Gather s Clear Native Metaphor for Middle-Age
The Story. Professor Godfrey St. Peter was a vigorous, expressive man. He swam strongly and often in Lake Michigan. His lectures had the stimulating effect of an exploring mind. His reputation in European History was established, his work on the Spanish adventurers in the Southwest was receiving wide and authoritative approval, he was in love with his wife.
But he had known Tom Outland.
That had been an experience more searching and fundamental than loving a woman, siring children or writing histories. The boy was an orphan who had grown up, big-boned, quiet, and self-reliant, in...