19 April 2017 - 9:24am


“In Naples I knew a young family of which the smallest child was eighteen months old. In summer to reach the sea they had to walk nearly a mile on a precipitous road down the hill, which was almost impracticable for any sort of conveyance. The young parents wished to take the baby with them, but to carry him would have been too tiring. The child himself solved their difficulty by showing he could walk the whole way.  Every now and then he would stop to look at a flower, or sit down on the grass of a meadow, or stand to watch an animal.  Once he stood for about a quarter of an hour watching a donkey grazing.  And so, everyday, this baby went down and up the long difficult road and was not overtired”