Children’s book by Robert W. Chambers.
Robert William Chambers (May 26, 1865 – December 16, 1933) was an American artist and fiction writer, best known for his book of short stories entitled The King in Yellow, published in 1895.
UP through the forest and over the mountain flank the children climbed along narrow trails deep with matted layers of last year’s leaves. Sprays of fern brushed their knees; clusters of tender June leaves swept their cheeks as they climbed; and all around them, from woodland and ravine, out of the forest stillness grew a sound — a low, confused stirring, deeply harmonious.
“Hark!” said Geraldine, one slim finger to her lips. “Is anybody calling us?”
“ I hear it,” nodded Peter, plodding on; “ it’s like a thousand whispering voices trying to tell us something. If you listen you can almost hear a word now and then. Part of it is the noise of water, and part the moving of millions and millions of leaves.”