Henry Van Dyke (Nov 10, 1852 - Apr 10, 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. Educated at Princeton, Van Dyke graduated from its theological seminary in 1877 and became a Presbyterian minister. His early works were first read aloud to his congregation in New York as sermons. These quickly brought him recognition. Other stories and anecdotal tales were gathered at regular intervals into volumes.
The Primitive and his Sandals is a short story by Henry Van Dyke. The story evolves around Nicholas, the Great Author. His mind is tormented by dullness and boredom of his broad estate. His faithful wife tries to help him bring some colour back to his life, which he grew tired of. Even despite they live in wealth and luxury. But how come, that a pair simple sandals became the final piece needed to solve the puzzle of Nicholas’s depression? You are welcomed to read that life-affirming story and find out.