The Lakeside Classics, Numéro 25

R.R. Donnelley and Sons, Company, 1927

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Page 204 - Culverwell, dead!' He did not look much like a dead man. He lay upon his back with arms extended wide, and his little canteen, made of two powder flasks, lying by his side. This looked indeed as if some of our saddest forebodings were coming true. How many more bodies should we find? Or should we find the camp deserted, and never a trace of the former occupants.
Page 161 - ... so we went on slowly and carefully in the partial darkness, the only hope left to us being that our strength would hold out till we could get to the shining snow on the great mountain before us.
Page 161 - Thus we traveled along for hours, never speaking, for we found it much better for our thirst to keep our mouths closed as much as possible, and prevent the evaporation. The dry air of that region took up water as a sponge does. We passed the summit of this ridge without finding any water, and on our way down the western side we came to a flat place where there was an Indian hut made of small brush. We now thought there surely must be some water near and we began a thorough search. The great snow...
Page iii - Nationality .................... 1908 7. Memorable American Speeches III. Slavery ..................................... 1909 8. Memorable American Speeches IV. Secession, War, Reconstruction ................ 1910 9. The Autobiography of Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard ..... 1911 10. Reminiscences of Early Chicago ...................... 1912 11. Reminiscences of Chicago During the Forties and Fifties. 1913 12. Reminiscences of Chicago During the Civil War ........ 1914 13. Reminiscences of Chicago During...
Page 133 - I thought of the bounteous stock of bread and beans on my father's table, to say nothing about all the other good things, and here was I, the oldest son, away out in the center of the Great American Desert, with an empty stomach and a dry and parched throat, and clothes fast wearing out with constant wear.
Page 204 - ... reality. We were some seven or eight miles along the road when I stopped to fix my moccasin while Rogers went slowly along. The little mule went on ahead of both of us, searching all around for little bunches of dry grass, but always came back to the trail again, and gave us no trouble.
Page 256 - French, who had assisted us before, had told us we could get some meat (came) from them. These men were finely mounted, wore long leggins, made of hide dressed with the hair on, which reached to their hips, stiff hats with a broad rim, and great spurs at their heels. Each had a coil of braided rawhide rope on the pommel of the saddle, and all these arrangements together made a very dashing outfit.
Page 144 - One fellow said he knew this was the Creator's dumping place where he had left the worthless dregs after making a world, and the devil had scraped these together a little.
Page 148 - As the teams rolled along they scarcely roiled the water. It looked to me as if the whole valley, which might be a hundred miles long, might have been a solid bed of rock salt. Before we reached this water there were many solid blocks of salt lying around covered with a little dirt on the top. The second night we found a good spring of fresh water coming out from the bottom of the snow peak almost over our heads. The small flow from it spread out over the sand and sank in a very short distance and...
Page 116 - They had expected the fellow to show them the way to Owen's Lake, but now their guide was gone, and left nothing to remember him by except his bow and arrows. So they returned to their wagons not much wiser than before. "All kinds of game was now very scarce, and so seldom seen that the men got tired of carrying their guns, and grew fearless of enemies. A heavy rifle was indeed burdensome over so long a road when there was no frequent use for it. The party kept rolling along as fast as possible but...

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