Works: The wilderness hunter

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Review of Reviews Publishing Company, 1893
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Page 221 - We pitched our cosey tent, dragged great stumps for the fire, cut evergreen boughs for our beds, watered the horses, tethered them to improvised picket-pins in a grassy glade, and then set about getting supper ready. The wind had gone down, and snow was falling thick in large, soft flakes; we were evidently at the beginning of a heavy snow-storm. All night we slept soundly in our snug tent. When we arose at dawn there was a foot and a half of snow on the ground, and the flakes were falling as fast...
Page 71 - On ordinary occasions, and especially in the daytime, it insists on playing the harlequin. But when free in its own favorite haunts at night in the love season it has a song, or rather songs, which are not only purely original, but are also more beautiful than any other bird music whatsoever. Once I listened to a mocking-bird singing the livelong spring night, under the full moon, in a magnolia tree; and I do not think I shall ever forget its song. It was on the plantation of Major Campbell Brown,...
Page 268 - averse to fish." Pray let Mr. Davis see them — especially the large one — As he promised to come, & fell back, I desire to excite his regrets. I hope you will have the large one on your own table. The day was fine — not another hook in the Brook. John steady as a judge — and everything else exactly right. I never, on the whole, had so agreeable a day's fishing tho' the result, in pounds or numbers, is not great; — nor ever expect such another. Please preserve this letter; but rehearse not...
Page 268 - Warren; or two of the larger ones, to each will perhaps be enough — & if there be any left, there is Mr. Callender & Mr. Blake, & Mr. Davis, either of them not "averse to fish.
Page 274 - ... but they were such as he keenly enjoyed. We learn from his diary that he hunted, during the season, about twice a week, and it is plain that these were his happy days. There are scores of entries like the following : — " Went hunting after breakfast, and found a fox at Muddy Hole, and killed her after a chase of better than two hours, and after treeing her twice, the last of which times she fell dead out of the tree, after being there several minutes apparently well.
Page 114 - ... hunt him in his own rugged fastnesses. The chase of no other kind of American big game ranks higher, or more thoroughly tests the manliest qualities of the hunter. I walked back to camp in the gloaming, taking care to reach it before it grew really dark ; for in the Bad Lands it is entirely impossible to travel, or to find any given locality, after nightfall. Old Manitou had eaten his fill, and looked up at me with pricked ears and wise, friendly face as I climbed down the side of the cedar canon...

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