Shopping for antique books can be therapeutic; it quiets the body, and yet stimulates the mind. Usually. But one hot day in New York, our author experienced something entirely different. It may be said, he was insulted, disrespected and almost robbed, but we’ll let him tell it.
It isn’t always easy. Sometimes you have to shovel lots of dirt before you find a diamond. In many of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales the ordeal doesn’t seem so bad after you get the reward. In this story the frog and princess seem to be at odds until the spell is broken.