Nicknamed the philosopher of the forest, Sam Campbell was a writer, photographer, radio personality, promoter, lecturer and especially a devoted student of living nature. His summer home, which he titled the Sanctuary of Wegimind, was a game preserve in the forests of northern Wisconsin, near the town of Three Lakes. There he studied, mainly in the summertime, the ways of wild animals, "their habits, their work, their play, and the examples they set for human beings in right living."
"Inky the porcupine--I hardly know whether to bless him or curse him!" the author writes. "Whichever I do, he won't care a flick of his tail! He is so exasperatingly self-sufficient, so wholly complacent, he will just waddle away, climb a tree, and look down at me, saying in his most gracious grunts: 'You take things too seriously, Sammy, old boy. Relax! Come on up and eat some bark!'" Join Sam and his peculiar pet for a grand mixture of troubles and pleasures. You'll discover why it takes a lot of quill power to put down How's Inky? Paperback, 127 pages.