Miss Lonelyhearts in the Country
Betty tries to save him with chicken soup and talk of a country life. The country can save you from the city, and so on.
"Betty came to see Miss Lonelyhearts the next day and every day thereafter. With her she brought soup and boiled chicken for him to eat."
"Whenever he mentioned the letters of Christ, she changed the subject to tell long stories about life on a farm."
"When the first day of spring arrived, he felt better. He had already spent more than a week in bed and was anxious to get out. Betty took him for a walk in the zoo and he was amused by her evident belief in the curative power of animals. She seemed to think that it must steady him to look a buffalo."
"He got back to the house in time for lunch and, after eating, they went for a walk in the woods. It was very sad under the trees. Although spring was well advanced, in the deep shade there was nothing but death--rotten leaves, gray and white fungi, and over everything a funereal hush."
In the deep shade. This is West Country.