THE TWO WORLDS OF DAVY BLOUNT by Thelma Harrington Bell


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The seashore and the mountains have formed the background for many of Miss Bell's earlier books. Now they are literally brought together in The Two Worlds of Davy Blount. Despite their devotion to each other, both of Davy's grandparents are devoted to divergent areas of the country. Grandfather is an old salt who respects and adores the sea. And Grandmother's ""heart is in the highlands""-Sourwood Mountain in particular. Since the family lives on Hatteras Island, Davy's daily life centers on fishing, trawling, digging for treasure and enjoying trips aboard the Nancy Lee. But ""Grandy"" is determined to give him a taste of mountain living -- and so Davy is invited to spend the summer with her kinfolk. How strange this new life seems -- and how wonderful -- the mystery of the dark woods, the sound of the whippoorwill, the fresh taste of spring water. The summer has its adventuresome aspects too:- climbing trees and getting stuck, for instance, scouting trails and winding up lost in deserted caves. Readers will understand Davy's reluctance to make a choice between the sea and the hills, and will heartily agree that both worlds -- especially as depicted by this author -- can share an equal place in the heart of a young boy.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1962
Publisher: Viking