During a horrendous mid-west snow storm, all the local schools are closed. A young boy, his three brothers and his friends decide to go cross-country skiing and enjoy the time off from school. The snow covered the little town in which they lived with a pure mantle of beautiful white snow. As they make their way through what seemed like a mystical forest, several of the boys can’t negotiate a turn and end up “wiped-out” and land in a snow bank. One of the boys, the one who was able to negotiate the turn,
waits for his friends to dust themselves off. As he waits patiently, he sees a majestic group of white tail deer. Mesmerized, he rand the deer stare at each other for what seems like minutes. Standing there, rather dumbstruck, he recalls something from a sermon that a priest once said about seeing God in all things. He begins to pray very quietly and offers a prayer to the deer and to God. As he and his brothers and friends return home, and are sitting by a cozy, roaring fire he says a silent prayer to God giving thanks for knowing that God is truly in all things.
H. R. Maly & Cover design or artwork by Charles Stratman
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About the Book
Join a true Minnesota kid who loved adventure and the outdoor life. The 10,000 Adventures of Minnesota Dan series of books take youngsters on extraordinary journeys. In this fourth book in the series, Cross-Country Skiing in Mystical St. Yon’s Valley, Dan, his brothers Tim, Matt and Mike, and their friends have a cross-country skiing adventure in mystical St. Yon’s Valley on the campus of Saint Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota.