Book of Short Stories, By Fifth Grade Pupils

A Book Of Short Stories page 18

Sheep In Spring

Virginia Cummings

The artist of this painting is a native of The Netherlands. His name is Anton Mauve. In this picture he is trying to describe his native land. The picture shows a shepherd tending his flock of sheep. His faithful pal, the dog, is standing at his side.

The sheep are grazing in a quiet, peaceful meadow which has a tiny brook rippling over some pebbles. There is also a winding path guarded by tall soldier-like trees which lead to a farm house that is nestled down among the trees and bushes. This is probably the home of the shepherd. This place is so cozy and peaceful that I wish I lived there.

Virginia Cummings

School No. 24