He tried to listen, but his mind wandered. The religious words seemed weak and ineffective out in the open air. They were solemn, somber, dusty words that weren't vital enough to compete with the breeze and the bright sun and the fresh smell of the evergreens...
Sketch: Vol. 29
, Article 11.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/sketch/vol29/iss3/11