Quotation by Willa Cather

To people off alone, as we were, there is something stirring about finding evidences of human labour and care in the soil of an empty country. It comes to you as a sort of message, makes you feel differently about the ground you walk over every day.
Willa Cather (1873–1947), U.S. novelist. Tom Outland, in The Professor's House, book II, ch. II (1925).

St. Peter's brilliant student describes the thrill of discovering Native American artifacts on a mesa in northern New Mexico.
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