By James Herriot

A couple of months of married bliss, a enthusiasts' nest in Darrowby and the wonders of domestic cooking are rudely interrupted for James Herriot by means of the second one international warfare. James Herriot's 5th quantity of memoirs relocates him to a coaching camp someplace in England. And in among sq. pounding and digging for victory, he desires of the folks and cattle he left at the back of him. 'There are humorous instances, unhappy situations, cattle and pets, downright farmers, girls of refinement, hard-bitten NCOs and naturally, the immortal Siegfried and Tristan' - "The Sunday Times". 'Another constantly hilariously humorous' - "The Sunday Telegraph". 'It is a excitement to be in James Herriot's corporation' - "Observer".

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Aye, but the view's not very sustain in'," he said. It happened that I was called back to the farm on the following Thursday to 'cleanse' a cow and was in the byre when Dodson the drover called to pick up Blossom. He had collected a group of fat bullocks and cows from other farms and they stood, watched by one of his men, on the road high above. "Nah then, Mr Dakin," he cried as he bustled in. "It's easy to see which one you want me to tek. " He pointed at Blossom, and in truth the unkind description seemed to fit the bony creature standing between her sleek neighbours.

I am particularly afraid of strange dentists, so before I went into the RAF I made sure my teeth were in order. Everybody told me they were very strict about the air crews' teeth and I didn't want some unknown prodding around in my mouth. There had to be no holes anywhere or they would start to ache away up there in the sky, so they said. So before my call-up I went to old Mr Grover in Darrow by and he painstakingly did all that was necessary. He was good at his job and was always gentle and careful and didn't strike the same terror into me as other dentists.

As I sat down I decided to have one last try. " I asked, tapping the only possible suspect. " boomed The Butcher. " "Ah well," I said with a light laugh. "I'm sure I can explain. There's been some mistake . " "Yes . . yes . " he murmured, filling the syringe before my eyes and sending a few playful spurts into the air. "There's just a bit of enamel off it, and Mr Grover said . " The WAAF suddenly wound the chair back and I found myself in the semi-prone position with the white bulk looming over me.

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