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And therein we err, and greatly err.

For the animal shall not be measured by man. Are modern folk, perhaps, afraid of night? This is the outermost house poetic book ever written about Cape Cod.

The Outermost House by Henry Beston #NatureWriting – Word by Word

Henry Outermost house is a careful observer outermost house nature and worthy scientific theorist. The rhythm of waves beats in the sea like a pulse in living flesh. Here, to a tiny house set alone on a dune above the sea, a man has come in solitude to watch, outermost house listen, and bear witness.

He watches on winter nights as fishing schooners, last vestiges of the age of sail, move slowly beyond the bar, or come to frozen grief upon it.

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Outermost house listens to the myriad voices of the surf, and attempts, in words, a faithful notation of the music he has heard. He returned to his native hometown of Outermost house, Massachusettsand proposed marriage to writer Elizabeth Coatsworth.


The couple had an extensive courtship period, but when Coatsworth saw that he had many notes but no manuscript from his stay on the beach, she said, "No book, no marriage.

Beston and Coatsworth were married in June and honeymooned at the Fo'castle for two weeks, but the outermost house seldom outermost house to the beach cottage after that.

Decades before the public was outraged by oil slicks, Beston mourned the impact of pollution on ocean life. He also worried about the outermost house of electric lights, warning: