California: Its History and Romance

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Grafton Publishing Company, 1911 - California - 393 pages
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Page 294 - Phew ! " And a long, low whistle blew. " Come, now, really that 's the oddest Talk for one so very modest. You brag of your East ! You do ? Why, I bring the East to you ! All the Orient, all Cathay, Find through me the shortest way ; And the sun you follow here Rises in my hemisphere. Really, — if one must be rude, — Length, my friend, ain't longitude.
Page 171 - I am a long ways from home, and am anxious to get there as soon as the nature of the case will admit. Our situation is quite unpleasant, being destitute of clothing and most of the necessaries of life, wild meat being our principal subsistence. "I am, reverend father, your strange but real friend and Christian brother, "JS SMITH.
Page 256 - States such portion of these citizens as you may think useful to aid you to hold the possession of the country. You will, in that case, allow them, so far as you shall judge proper, to select their own officers. A large discretionary power is invested in you in regard to these matters, as well...
Page 348 - ... saddle the evening before; nor was there the least doubt that he would have done the whole distance in the same time if he had continued under the saddle. "After a hospitable detention of another half...
Page 198 - To overthrow a Government which has seized upon the property of the Missions for its individual aggrandizement; which has ruined and shamefully oppressed the laboring people of California by...
Page 293 - What was it the Engines said, Pilots touching, — head to head Facing on the single track, Half a world behind each back?
Page 13 - Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
Page 348 - ... (the cinnamon or the cinnamons). The elder was to be taken for the trial ; and the journey commenced upon him at leaving Monterey, the afternoon well advanced. Thirty miles under the saddle done that evening, and the party stopped for the night. In the morning the elder canalo was again under the saddle for Colonel Fremont, and for ninety miles he carried him without a change, and without apparent fatigue.
Page 159 - We came to anchor within two cable lengths of the shore, and the town lay directly before...
Page 159 - Every common ruffian-looking fellow, with a slouched hat, blanket cloak, dirty under-dress, and soiled leather leggins, appeared to me to be speaking elegant Spanish. It was a pleasure simply to listen to the sound of the language, before I could attach any meaning to it. They have a good deal of the Creole drawl, but it is varied with an occasional extreme rapidity of utterance, in which they seem to skip from consonant to consonant, until, lighting upon a broad open vowel, they rest upon that to...

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