All Creatures Great and Small

By James Herriot

The vintage multimillion replica bestseller

Delve into the paranormal, unforgettable global of James Herriot, the world's so much loved veterinarian, and his menagerie of heartwarming, humorous, and tragic animal patients.

For over 40 years, generations of readers have extremely joyful to Herriot's magnificent stories, deep love of existence, and impressive storytelling talents. for many years, Herriot roamed the distant, attractive Yorkshire Dales, treating each sufferer that got here his manner from smallest to biggest, and watching animals and people alike along with his willing, loving eye.

In All Creatures nice and Small, we meet the younger Herriot as he's taking up his calling and discovers that the realities of veterinary perform in rural Yorkshire are very diversified from the sterile atmosphere of veterinary college. a few visits are heart-wrenchingly tough, akin to one to an outdated guy within the village whose very ailing puppy is his simply buddy and spouse, a few are lighthearted and enjoyable, reminiscent of Herriot's periodic visits to the overfed and pampered Pekinese Tricki Woo who throws events and has his personal stationery, and but others are inspirational and enlightening, resembling Herriot's memories of negative farmers who will scrape their meager profits jointly so that it will get right deal with their operating animals. From seeing to his sufferers within the depths of wintry weather at the remotest homesteads to facing uncooperative vendors and seriously ailing animals, Herriot discovers the wondrous type and endless demanding situations of veterinary perform as his humor, compassion, and love of the animal global shine forth.

James Herriot's memoirs have bought eighty million copies around the globe, and proceed to thrill and entertain readers of all ages.

Show description

Preview of All Creatures Great and Small PDF

Best Animals books

Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived

Spanning seven many years and 3 continents, Modoc is among the so much impressive actual animal tales ever instructed. Raised jointly in a small German circus city, a boy and an elephant shaped a bond that will final their complete lives, and will be proven many times; via a near-fatal shipwreck within the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the mythical Mahout elephant running shoes within the Indian teak forests, and their eventual upward push to circus stardom in Forties big apple urban.

The Truth of Me

Whilst Robbie spends the summer time at his grandmother Maddy's residence, he revels in his grandmother's effortless, secure methods. Robbie has regularly felt as though whatever is lacking in his life—his mom and dad do not regularly act like they love him. Maddy is helping him remember the fact that an adventure his mom had some time past is on the middle of the matter in his family members.

Relics: Travels in Nature's Time Machine

On any evening in early June, in case you stand at the correct seashores of America’s East Coast, you could shuttle again in time all of the technique to the Jurassic. For as you watch, hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs will emerge from the froth and scuttle up the seashore to their spawning grounds, as they’ve performed, approximately unchanged, for greater than 440 million years.

Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals

"Slobodchikoff's ground-breaking learn" (Jonathan Balcombe) exhibits us that animals have a lot to educate us approximately languageGroundbreaking examine has been performed instructing animals human language, yet what in regards to the wrong way round? reports have proven that lizards, squid, monkeys, and birds are chatting with one another, speaking information regarding nutrients, predators, squabbles, and petty jealousies.

Additional resources for All Creatures Great and Small

Show sample text content

Simply examine you. purple within the face, all tensed up. You mustn’t allow your self get disillusioned like this; you want to attempt to sit back. Why do you're thinking that expert males are cracking up everywhere in the kingdom with coronaries and ulcers? simply because they enable themselves to get all steamed up over piffling little such things as you're doing now. sure, certain, i do know this stuff are stressful, yet you’ve received to take them on your stride. hold calm, James, calm. It simply isn’t worthy it—I suggest, it is going to all be an analogous in 100 years. ” He introduced the sermon with a serene smile, patting my shoulder reassuringly like a psychiatrist soothing a violent sufferer. i used to be writing a label on a jar of pink blister a couple of days later whilst Siegfried catapulted into the room. He should have kicked the door open since it flew again viciously opposed to the rubber cease and rebounded nearly into his face. He rushed over to the table the place i used to be sitting and started to pound on it with the flat of his hand. His eyes glared wildly from a flushed face. “I’ve simply come from that bloody swine Holt! ” he shouted. “Ned Holt, you suggest? ” “Yes, that’s who I suggest, rattling him! ” i used to be shocked. Mr. Holt used to be a bit guy who labored at the roads for the county council. He stored 4 cows as a sideline and had by no means been identified to pay a veterinary invoice; yet he was once a happy personality and Siegfried had rendered his unpaid companies through the years with no objection. “One of your favourites, isn’t he? ” I acknowledged. “Was, through God, was,” Siegfried tangled up. “I’ve been treating Muriel for him. you recognize, the massive purple cow moment from the a long way finish of his byre. She’s had recurrent tympany—coming in from the sphere each evening badly blown—and I’d attempted approximately every little thing. not anything did any stable. Then it struck me that it would be actinobacillosis of the reticulum. I shot a few sodium iodine into the vein and whilst I observed her at the present time the variation used to be incredible—she used to be status there, chewing her cud, correct as rain. i used to be simply patting myself at the again for a wise piece of analysis, and are you aware what Holt acknowledged? He acknowledged he knew she’d be higher this present day simply because final evening he gave her part a pound of epsom salts in a bran mash. That used to be what had cured her. ” Siegfried took a few empty cartons and bottles from his wallet and hurled them savagely into the wastepaper basket. He started to shout back. “Do you recognize, for the earlier fortnight I’ve wondered and nervous and rattling approximately dreamt approximately that cow. Now I’ve came upon the reason for the difficulty, utilized the main sleek therapy and the animal has recovered. And what occurs? Does the landlord convey his thankful thank you for my ability? Does he hell—the complete credits is going to the part element of epsom salts. What I did used to be a natural waste of time. ” He dealt the table one other sickening blow. “But I worried him, James,” he acknowledged, his eyes staring. “By God, I fearful him. whilst he made that crack concerning the salts, I yelled out ‘You bugger! ’ and made a seize for him. i believe i might have strangled him, yet he shot into the home and stayed there. I didn’t see him back.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.64 of 5 – based on 12 votes