Excerpt from Some Birds of the Countryside: The Art of Nature The coast of Pembrokeshire presses rocks and stones and farm-houses into the service of trees and hedges for its landscape, and one can climb upon one of the rock-cairns, natural cromlechs studding the land and patterned with orange lichens like ritualist carvings, and look over a valley void of tree, void of hedge, over an ambit of forty miles, and humanized only by the little white farm-houses dotted over the expanse as herring gulls scatter themselves over a field. The coastline is deeply indented, forming here a broad sandy bay horned by scarred headlands, with their suts thrust far into the sea; here a grim little cove draped with bladder-wrack, bronze in the rays of the westering sun and with perhaps a huge molith uplifted from its arms and darkly sacrificial in appearance; here narrow fissures and caves tunnelling far into the land; here masses of plutonic rock like dismantled fortresses, and here friable composites so terrassed, frilled away and gnawed by the chisels and hammers and awls and rams of breakers, winds, rains, and frosts, that they look like the angular diagrams of citadels. Out at sea lie rocky islets whose irregular contours seem the petrified forms of scaled and warted amphibians, recumbent in the shallow Permian floods. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.