The Unexplorer

Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892 – 1950

There was a road ran past our house
Too lovely to explore.
I asked my mother once—she said
That if you followed where it led
It brought you to the milk-man’s door.
(That’s why I have not traveled more.)

I just saw this, and given the oft told hint – “The Glint in the Milkman’s Eye” I love the double-entendre.

A Scout Song – Oh Tom the Toad

Not original, but worthy of preservation, (heard while visiting the camporee with my Webelos).

This is sung to the tune of “O Christmas Tree”

Oh Tom the Toad
Oh Tom the Toad
Why did you hop out on the road
You didn’t see that semi-truck
You were a toad and now you’re muck.

Oh Tom the Toad
Oh Tom the Toad
Why did you hop out on the road
Once you ate flies red and blue
Now the flies are eating you.

I guess you had to be there to appreciate it.

Plot summary of Cecelia?

This is from
which is a download site. I’m glad lots of people download it there, but I wish they did a better job on the plot summary. (Though it would be nicer if you went directly to smashwords for it.)

Within this love that was nice the youthful very and trusting heroine has existed all her existence within the remote Penyclawdd home in the Dark Mountains’ fringe and about the edge between Wales. Her youth house that was precious is required on the remote relative. Chief Timber, the relative, was invalided following a devastating fight from the military in Italy. He gets to the property together with eacute & his fianc;elizabeth, Linda, in pull. Despite their finest attempts towards the opposite, the Chief and also Cecelia end up drawn to one another. The Chief, Linda and Cecelia travel in wish of discovering Cecelia a spouse to Bathtub. Although there Linda elopes and satisfies by having an old fire. Thinking her steps ruined #039 & the Chief;s greatest probabilities at joy, Cecelia flees to reside together with her cousin. Swansea is lived someplace near by the cousin, and also the book’s rest chronicles the Captain s misadventures and initiatives as he does his better to discover and get the love of his existence.

The original went:

In this sweet romance the pretty, young and naive heroine, Cecelia Wood, has lived all her life in the isolated Penyclawdd house at the edge of the Black Mountains and on the border between Wales and England. Her beloved childhood home is entailed on a distant cousin. The cousin, Captain Wood, was invalided out of the army in Spain after a disastrous battle. He arrives at the estate with his new fiancée, Jane, in tow. Despite their best efforts to the contrary, Cecelia and the Captain find themselves attracted to each other. The Captain, Jane and Cecelia travel to Bath in hope of finding Cecelia a husband. While there Jane meets with an old flame and elopes. Believing her actions destroyed the Captain’s best chances at happiness, Cecelia flees to live with her aunt. The aunt lives somewhere near Swansea, and the rest of the book chronicles the Captain’s efforts and misadventures as he does his best to find and retrieve the love of his life.