out of A White Heron by Sarah Orne Jewett
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"The woods were already filled with shadows one June evening, just before eight o'clock, though a bright sunset still glimmered faintly among the trunks of the trees. A little girl was driving home her cow, a plodding, dilatory, provoking creature in her behavior, but a valued companion for all that. They were going away from whatever light there was, and striking deep into the woods, but their feet were familiar with the path, and it was no matter whether their eyes could see it or not."
As you can see in this paragraph, Sylvia is at one with her surroundings. She is comfortable with her path and has traveled it so often it's second nature to not only her, but to the cow as well.