The hut in the hollow.
Just upon the border of Wales, but within one of the
English counties, there is a cluster of hills, rising
one above the other in gradual slopes, until the summits
Hesba Stretton's children's story Jessica's First Prayer (1867) was popular with Victorian readers of all ages, and it influenced a generation of Victorian writers. Stretton (the pseudonym used by Sar...
In 1911 The Sunday at Home eulogized Sarah Smith, who had used the name Hesba Stretton, for much of her "long, happy, useful and noble life." It was fitting that this tribute appeared in the periodica...