Good timber by Douglas Malloch
Young Adult (18-35)
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Good timber by Douglas Malik, the tree that never had to fight for sun and sky and air and light what stood out in the open plain and always got its share of rain, never became a forest king, but lived and died, a scrubby thing. The man who never had the toil to gain and farm his patch of soil, who never had to win his share of sun and sky and lightened air never became a manly man but lived and died as he began. Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger wind, the stronger trees, the further sky, the greater length, the more the storm, the more the strength by sun and cold by rain and snow in trees and men. Good timbers grow.