In the Carquinez Woods: And Other Tales, Volume 4

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1912 - California - 460 pages
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Page 1 - The few shafts of sunlight that had pierced their pillared gloom were lost in unfathomable depths, or splintered their ineffectual lances on the enormous trunks of the redwoods. For a time the dull red of their vast columns, and the dull red of their castoff bark which matted the echoless aisles, still seemed to hold a faint glow of the dying day. But even this soon passed. Light and color fled upwards.