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Summary of the Book 'A Bird Out Of The Snare':
Dorothy Canfield Fisher (February 17 1879 ? November 9 1958) was an educational reformer social activist and best-selling American author in the early decades of the twentieth century. She was named by Eleanor Roosevelt as one of the ten most influential women in the United States. Dorothy Canfield brought the Montessori method of child-rearing to the United States presided over the countrys first adult education program and shaped literary tastes by serving as a member of the Book-of-the-Month Club selection committee from 1925 to 1951. Her best-known work today is probably Understood Betsy a childrens book about a little orphaned girl who is sent to live with her cousins in Vermont. Though the book can be read purely for pleasure it also describes a schoolhouse which is run much in the style of the Montessori method for which Canfield was one of the first and most vocal advocates. Dorothy Canfield wrote an adult novel The Home-Maker (1924) which was reprinted by Persephone Books in 1999.
Excerpts from the Book 'A Bird Out Of The Snare':
... it? commented the neighbor persistently. Jehiel made a vague sign with his head. I s'pose likely you'll be startin' aout to ... ... Hawthorn, he said severely, and stumped down the steep, narrow road leading to the highway in the valley. After he had disappeared Jehiel ... ... Still, those years with his sister, filled with labor beyond his age as they were, had been the happiest of his life. In an almost complete ... ... promise me to cut the stitches, turn back the silk, and take the second text for your motto, so you'll remember to be properly grateful. This is ... ... before his eyes, the white-haired man, leaning against the great pine, looked up at the lofty crown of green wreathing the giant's head and shook his ... ... burning heart. His only recreation was collecting time-tables, prospectuses of steamship companies, and what few books of travel he could afford. The ... ... reminded him of his evening chores, and he set off for the barn with a harsh jubilation that it was almost the last time he would need to milk. How far, ... ... There would be more real foreigners to be seen that way, and his money would go twice as far. To Buenos Ayres, then. He did not even ... ... sky and the mountains and put out his bare palm. I shouldn't be surprised if the spring break-up was near, he said. I guess this is about the last ... ... the sexton standing in the open door. A little more steam, Jehiel, he added commandingly, running the words on to the end of the text. Jehiel ... ... the floor near the stove - a boy about sixteen. When Jehiel stepped softly in and looked at him, the likeness to his own sister struck him even before ... ... in his young eyes. Uncle Jehiel, it does seem to me I can't have it so! All my life I've looked forward to bein' a sailor and goin' around ... ... a spectre. Then he turned away into the furnace-room, and picking up his lunch-box brought it back. Here, you, he said, roughly, part of what's ... ... money and go yourself and I'll - Hopelessness and resolution were alike struck out of his face by the fury of benevolence with which the ... ... He burst again into muffled weary sobs, the light from the furnace glistening redly on his streaming cheeks. It ain't right, Uncle Jehiel. I ... ... This brought back to his mind the only bitter word he had spoken throughout the endless day. Nathaniel had said as an excuse for his ... ... of the spring. Before he went into the house after his evening chores were done, he stopped for a moment and looked back at the cleft ... ... tree stretching up its head to the stars, the river preparing to throw off the icy armor which compressed its heart - they were all awakening in their ... ... early decades of the twentieth century. She was named by Eleanor Roosevelt as one of the ten most influential women in the United States. Dorothy Canfield ... ... of the twentieth century. She was named by Eleanor Roosevelt as one of the ten most influential women in the United States. Dorothy Canfield brought the ...