The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 82, July 1978 - April, 1979 Page: 148
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148 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
long in the "lotus garden," to borrow a phrase from Alfred Kazin.18
That garden, though lacking in native literature, stimulated a reading
habit that led to works of greater substance. Thanks to Payne and oth-
ers, I learned the significance of stories from a Civil War grandfather,
a cowboy uncle who went up the trail three times, and the folklore of
a mysterious light on a clay hill near my own doorstep.
13Alfred Kazin, On Native Grounds (New York, 1942), 228.
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