Pablo – Thanks. It was your mention of Tom Sawyer, I think, that really put me on the right track here.

Peter – You and me both. I gather that the most impressive old-growth forest in England is called the New Forest. (Well, what can you expect from people who drive on the left?)

qB – I’m surprised your son won’t read it. I remember devouring the book at the age of ten, staying up all night at my grandparents’ house. But then again, I grew up in the country – a lot of things in the book resonated with me.

maria – You’re welcome!

beth – Thanks. This is actually that turtle I found down below the railroad crossing, which I mentioned a little while back.