Black Rock: A Tale of the Selkirks

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Fleming H. Revell, 1899 - Canadian fiction - 327 pages
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Page 72 - In the sweet by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore; In the sweet by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore.
Page 80 - And the elements' rage, the fiend-voices that rave, Shall dwindle, shall blend, Shall change, shall become first a peace out of pain, Then a light, then thy breast, O thou soul of my soul! I shall clasp thee again, And with God be the rest!
Page 322 - To the land o' the leal. There's nae sorrow there, Jean, There's neither cauld nor care, Jean, The day is aye fair In the land o' the leal. Ye were aye leal and true, Jean, Your task's ended noo, Jean, And I'll welcome you To the land o
Page 110 - Of a' roads to happiness ever were tried, There's nane half so sure as ane's ain fireside. My ain fireside, my ain fireside, O there's nought to compare wi
Page 43 - Owing to the hazards of the course, the result would depend upon the skill of drivers quite as much as upon the speed of the teams. The points of hazard were at the turn round the old fort and at a little ravine which led down to the river, over which the road passed by means of a long log bridge or causeway. From a point upon the high bank of the river the whole course lay in open view. It was a scene full of life and vividly picturesque. There were miners in dark clothes and peak caps ; citizens...
Page 88 - Will ye no' come back again? Better lo'ed ye canna be; Will ye no' come back again?' "A strange terror seized us. Instinctively the men closed up in front of the body, and stood in silence. Nearer and nearer came the clear, sweet voice, ringing like a silver bell up the steep — " 'Sweet the tarrock's note and lang, Liltin' wildly up the glen, But aye tae me he sings ae sang, Will ye no
Page 220 - To me it is the same as any other," he replied gravely. "An" will he make the good sign?" asked the mother timidly. And so the child was baptized by the Presbyterian minister with holy water and with the sign of the cross.
Page 47 - ... brushheaps, they tear their way through ; but as they emerge the hind bob-sleigh catches a root, and with a crash the sleigh is hurled high in the air. Baptiste's cries ring out high and shrill as ever, encouraging his team, and never cease till, with a plunge and a scramble, they clear the brushheap lying at the mouth of the ravine and are out on the ice on the river, with Baptiste standing on the front bob, the box trailing behind, and Sandy nowhere to be seen. Three hundred yards of the course...
Page 28 - ... (p. 35). The problem with the men of Black Rock gambling and spending their money on alcohol was that it kept the men separated from their families: "some of them have wives, most of them mothers and sisters, in the east or across the sea, for whose sake they are slaving here; the miners hoping to save enough to bring their families to this homeless place, the rest to make enough to go back with credit. Why, there's Nixon, miner, splendid chap; has been here for two years, and drawing the highest...
Page 48 - Baptiste, waving his lines high in one hand, seizes his tuque with the other, whirls it about his head and flings it with a fiercer yell than ever at the bronchos. Like the bursting of a hurricane the pintos leap forward, and with a splendid rush cross the scratch, winners by their own length. There was a wild quarter of an hour. The shantymen had torn off their coats and were waving them wildly and tossing them high, while the ranchers added to the uproar by emptying their revolvers into the air...

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