A satisfying simile for mulling over an idea before implementing it. There is much playful language in the wisdom deftly embedded in Elizabeth Goudge’s writing.
One of the best English children’s authors, and this is among my favourite of her books.
See the bestellar review of the favourite, The Little White Horse.
‘When an idea has hardened into consequences it is too late to change it for another. That is why ideas should never be put into practice the moment you have them. They should be chewed like cud for twenty-four hours.’
Source: Elizabeth Goudge, The Runaways (London: Hesperus Press, 2013), p.22
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