The train whistled, and chuffed out of the station. The children pressed their noses to the window and watched the dirty houses and the tall chimneys race by. How they hated the town! How lovely it would be to be in the clean country, with flowers growing everywhere, and birds singing in the hedges!
~Enid Blyton| The Enchanted Wood, the first in The Faraway Tree series.
Photo: St John’s in the Vale, Lake District, Cumbria, England, by Andrew Locking.