By James Herriot

How the heck did James Herriot grow to be sitting on a excessive Yorkshire moor, smelling vaguely of cows? James is not convinced, yet he is familiar with that he loves it. This moment hilarious quantity of memoirs includes extra stories of James' unpredictable boss Siegfried Farnon, his fascinating scholar brother Tristan, animal mayhem galore and his first encounters with a gorgeous lady referred to as Helen. 'He can inform a very good tale opposed to himself, and his excitement within the fantastic thing about the nation-state during which he works is infectious' - "Daily Telegraph". 'Full of heat, knowledge and wit' - "The Field". 'It is a excitement to be in James Herriot's corporation' - "Observer".

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Pumphrey was appalled at the idea at first but when I assured her that he wouldn't catch pneumonia and in fact would be happier and healthier outside, she gave way. An agricultural joiner was employed to build a palatial sty in a corner of the garden; it had a warm sleeping apartment on raised boards and an outside run. I saw Nugent installed in it, curled up blissfully in a bed of clean straw. His trough was filled twice daily with the best meal and he was never short of an extra titbit such as a juicy carrot or some cabbage leaves.

But at that moment the cow shifted her position slightly and I distinctly heard it. It came from the pelvis. It took me some time to attract attention - I think everybody had forgotten I was there - but finally the dogs were separated and secured with innumerable lengths of binder twine, everybody stopped shouting, Mr. Reynolds was pulled away from the tail and I had the stage. I addressed myself to Mr. Handshaw. " He trailed off, grumbling, as though he didn't expect much from the new gambit. My stock was definitely low.

He watched me attentively as I swabbed the prolapse with antiseptic and pushed it back out of sight, then he helped me build a platform with soil and planks for the cow's hind feet. When we had finished she was standing on a slope with her tail higher than her head. " "That's the idea," I said. " "I will, young man, and thank you very much. " Back in the car, I groaned to myself. Good job! How the hell could that thing stay in without stitches? But I had to do as I was told and Grier, even if he was unpleasant, wasn't a complete fool.

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