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" I sprang upon the summit, and another step would have precipitated me into an immense snow field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a gradual fall, the field sloped off for about a mile, until... "
Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842 ... - Page 69
by John Charles Frémont, John Torrey, James Hall - 1845 - 693 pages
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The world's great masterpieces: history, biography, science, philosophy ...

Caroline Ticknor - Literature - 1901
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a...curiosity, I descended, and each man ascended in his turn ; for I would only allow one at a time to mount the unstable and precarious slab, which it seemed...
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International library of masterpieces, literature, art and rare ..., Volume 13

Harry Thurston Peck - Literature - 1901
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice; and then, with a...curiosity, I descended, and each man ascended in his turn; for I would only allow one at a time to mount the unstable and precarious slab, which it seemed...
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Harper's encyclopædia of United States history: from 458 A.D. to 1902

Benson John Lossing, John Fiske, Woodrow Wilson - United States - 1901
...another step would have precipitated me into an immense snow-field 500 feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice; and then, with a...mile, until it struck the foot of another lower ridge. 1 stood on a narrow crest, about 3 feet in width, with an inclination of about 20° N. 51" E. As soon...
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The Young McKinley: Or, School-days in Ohio; a Tale of Old Times on the ...

Hezekiah Butterworth - Ohio - 1905 - 307 pages
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow-field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice; and then, with a...three feet in width, with an inclination of about 20 degrees north, 51 degrees east. As soon as I had gratified the first feelings of curiosity I descended,...
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Fremont, Pathmarker of the West

Allan Nevins - History - 1992 - 689 pages
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice; and then, with a...for about a mile until it struck the foot of another ridge." Though the day was sunny and bright, a slight shining mist obscured the view over the surrounding...
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The Greatest Exploration Stories Ever Told: True Tales of Search and Discovery

Darren Brown - Sports & Recreation - 2003 - 397 pages
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow-field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice; and then, with a...curiosity, I descended, and each man ascended in his turn; for I would only allow one at a time to mount the unstable and precarious slab, which it seemed...
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The American Journal of Science and Arts

1847
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a...curiosity, I descended, and each man ascended in his turn ; for I would only allow one at a time to mount the unstable and precarious slab, which it seemed...
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CHOICE SPECIMENS OF AMERICAN LITERATURE, AND LITERARY READER, BEING ...

BENJ. N. MARTIN - 1875
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice; and then, with a...curiosity, I descended, and each man ascended in his turn ; for I would only allow one at a time to mount the unstable and precarious slab, which it seemed...
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PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES, OR, LIFE IN THE WEST.

JOHN C. VAN TRAMP. - 1870
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow-field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a...feet in width, with an inclination of about 20° N. 50° E. As soon as I had gratified the first feeling of curiosity, I descended, and each man ascended...
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THE NATIONAL REGISTER

JERMIAH HUGHES - 1846
...an immense snow field five hundred feel below. To Ihe edge of this field was a sheer icy piecipiie: and then, with a gradual fall, the field sloped off for about u milt, until itslruck ihe foul of auolher lower ridge. 1 slood on a narrow crest, about three feet...
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