Dec 022019

Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two of a book that I’m reading or plan to read soon

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Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero by Christopher McDougall


I knew something was wrong the second the pickup truck pulled into our driveway. I’d been waiting for Wes for more than an hour, and now, before he even came to a stop, the look in his eyes warned me to brace myself.

“He’s in rough shape,” Wes said as he got out of the truck. “Rougher than I thought.” I’ve know Wes for more than ten years, nearly from the day my wife and I first uprooted ourselves from Philadelphia to live on this small farm in Pennsylvania Amish country, and I’d never seen him so grim before. Together, we walked behind the pickup and pulled open the trailer doors.

I took a look inside, then immediately grabbed in my pocket for my phone. Luckily, I had the number I needed. “Scott, you’ve got to get over here. This is really bad.”

  22 Responses to “First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros:
Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero by Christopher McDougall”

  1. Intriguing opening. I wonder what is wrong. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I’d definitely read more; I like stories like this.

  3. This is interesting. I’d want to read more.

  4. This sounds interesting. I would read more.

  5. Well that’s an attention grabber for an opening!

  6. Awww I hate to think what is wrong! Sounds like a good read. I’d love this, I’m sure!

  7. Sounds interesting, I would want to read it.

  8. Vicki,
    This sounds like a touching story set in Penn Dutch country. Thank you for sharing the opening!

  9. It sounds like it would be a really good read, but I don’t think I could read it. Animal stories just make me cry too much.

  10. We have a donkey sanctuary in a different part of Co Donegal. A few years ago, we ‘adopted’ a donkey named Binky. They do excellent work. This book sounds good!

    • That’s so cool that you adopted a donkey! We have animal sanctuaries around where I live but I don’t know of any where you can “adopt” an animal. I’d love to do that though!

  11. Aw! A donkey story. I like the idea of a donkey as a hero.

  12. Oh this sounds like it could be good.

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