Men often discover their affinity to each other by the
mutual love they have for a book just as two persons sometimes
discover a friend by the admiration which both entertain for a
third. There is an old proverb, ‘Love me, love my dog.” But there
is more wisdom in this:” Love me, love my book.” The book is a
truer and higher bond of union. Men can think, feel, and sympathize
with each other through their favorite author. They live in him
together, and he in them.