Harry Middleton - "The Earth is Enough"
Simon And Schuster (1989), New York, 1989. First edition. Fine in pictorial dust jacket. "The angler hopes for nothing and prays for everything; he expects nothing and accepts all that comes his way. And although he knows all along that he will never sink his hook into a trout stream's true mystery, the desire to try, to cast once more and once more again, is never quenched, for there is always the chance that one more cast will carry him beyond skill and luck and bring him untarnished magic." A superior copy of Middleton's lyrical first book about his living with his grandfather and an old Indian in the Ozarks and learning the ways of old anglers and wise men.