Another small book which falls into the Christmas gift book classification. The story is that of an Icelandic shepherd, accustomed each year to round up the lost sheep at Ascensiontide, in the high mountain pastures. On the anniversary of his 27th year of this service, he is caught by the weather, as he starts forth. And furthered delayed by giving his services to others, less skilled in tracking than himself. When finally he achieves his own aim, he does it at terrific cost of hunger, cold, danger -- but in the end, with the help of his namesake, the goal is achieved, and the Good Shepherd has brought home the sheep which was lost. A parable -- told as a folk tale of Iceland, and alive with the feel of the country and people.