One of my favorite exercises in English (at school) was precis writing. The sheer transformation of a huge chunk (5 to 10 lines huge!) of text to a crisp and condensed 3 to 4 lines of simplicity and directness was a joy to conjure….
Lived long ago, far beyond even time could know five children in a forest, without worry they would grow
Distance is conquered in a journey mile by mile, turn by turn…but not just by dreaming of the destination. Keeping the destination in view of course would act as the impetus to take the next mile.