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By James Herriot

The moment quantity within the multimillion reproduction bestselling series

Millions of readers have extremely joyful within the incredible storytelling and daily miracles of James Herriot within the over thirty years for the reason that his pleasant animal tales have been first brought to the world.

Now in a brand new variation for the 1st time in a decade, All issues shiny and Beautiful is the liked sequel to Herriot's first assortment, All Creatures nice and Small, and selections up as Herriot, now newly married, trips one of the distant hillside farms and valley cities of the Yorkshire Dales, taking care of their inhabitants---both - and four-legged. all through, Herriot's deep compassion, humor, and love of existence shine out as we chortle, cry, and enjoyment in his graphics of his many, diversified animal sufferers and their both assorted owners.

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I used to be shocked as the climate was once superb and hot and that i knew Monty used to be in a draught-free construction. but if I observed him i assumed instantly that his owner’s analysis used to be correct. The heaving of the rib cage, the temperature of one hundred and five degrees—it regarded rather simple. but if I obtained my stethoscope on his chest and listened for the pneumonic sounds I heard not anything. His lungs have been completely transparent. I went over him numerous occasions yet there has been now not a squeak, no longer a râle, no longer the slightest signal of consolidation. This used to be a facer. I became to the farmer. “It’s a humorous one, Harry. He’s ill, okay, yet his signs don’t upload as much as whatever recognisable. ” i used to be going opposed to my early education as the first vet I ever observed perform with in my scholar days instructed me as soon as: “If you don’t understand what’s unsuitable with an animal for God’s sake don’t admit it. supply it a name—call it McLuskie’s ailment or Galloping Dandruff—anything you're keen on, yet supply it a reputation. ” yet no proposal got here to me. I checked out the panting, anxious-eyed little creature. deal with the indicators. That was once the item to do. He had a temperature so I’d attempt to get that down for a commence. I introduced out my pathetic armoury of febrifuges; the injection of non-specific antiserum, the “fever drink” of candy spirit of nitre; yet over the subsequent days it used to be seen that the time-honoured treatments have been having no impression. at the fourth morning, Harry Sumner met me as I bought out of my vehicle. “He’s strolling humorous, this morning, Mr. Herriot—and he seems blind. ” “Blind! ” An strange kind of lead-poisoning—could that be it? I moved quickly into the calf pen and commenced to appear around the partitions, yet there wasn’t a scrap of paint anyplace and Monty had spent his complete lifestyles in there. And besides, as I checked out him I realised that he wasn’t quite blind; his eyes have been staring and a little bit upturned and he blundered unseeingly round the pen, yet he blinked as I handed my hand in entrance of his face. to accomplish my bewilderment he walked with a wood, stiff-legged gait just like a mechanical toy and my brain started to grasp at diagnostic straws—tetanus, no—meningitis—no, no; I regularly attempted to take care of the calm, specialist external yet I needed to struggle an impulse to scratch my head and stand gaping. I acquired off where as fast as attainable and settled right down to severe concept as I drove away. My loss of event didn’t aid, yet I did have a data of pathology and body structure and whilst stumped for a prognosis i may often paintings anything out on rational grounds. yet this factor didn’t make experience. That evening I acquired out my books, notes from university, again numbers of the Veterinary checklist and anything i may locate as regards to calf illnesses. someplace the following there could absolutely be a clue. however the volumes on drugs and surgical procedure have been barren of idea and that i had approximately given up desire whilst I stumbled on the passage in a bit pamphlet on calf illnesses. “Peculiar, stilted gait, staring eyes with an inclination to gaze upwards, sometimes respiration indicators with extreme temperature.

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