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At sunset hour the forest was still, lonely, sweet with tang of fir and spruce, blazing in gold and red and green; and the man who glided on under the great trees seemed to blend with the colors and, disappearing, to have become a part of the wild woodland. Old Baldy, highest of the White Mountains, stood up round and bare, rimmed bright gold in the last glow of the setting sun. Then, as the fire dropped behind the domed peak, a change, a cold and darkening blight, passed down the black spear-pointed slopes over all that mountain world. It was a wild, richly timbered, and abundantly watered region of dark forests and grassy parks, ten thousand feet above sea-level, isolated on all sides by the southern Arizona desert — the virgin home of elk and deer, of bear and lion, of wolf and fox, and the birthplace as well as the hiding-place of the fierce Apache. September in that latitude was marked by the sudden cool night breeze following shortly after sundown. Twilight appeared to come on its wings, as did faint sounds, not distinguishable before in the stillness. Milt Dale, man of the forest, halted at the edge of a timbered ridge, to listen and to watch.
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American author (Pearl Zane Grey) is best known as a pioneer of the Western literary genre, which idealized the Western frontier and the men and women who settled the region. Following in his father s footsteps, Grey studied dentistry while on a baseball scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania. Grey s athletic talent led to a short career in the American minor league before he established his dentistry practice. As an outlet to the tedium of dentistry, Grey turned to writing, and finally abandoned his dental practice to write full time. Over the course of his career Grey penned more than ninety books, including the best-selling Riders of the Purple Sage. Many of Grey s novels were adapted for film and television. He died in 1939.Review:
“No man has employed the Western story formula with better results.” ―The New York Times
“A story full of the thrills and charms familiar to the readers of Zane Grey.” ―ALA Booklist
“[Grey is] well up to his mark in this stirring tale.” ―The Times Literary Supplement
“Fireworks in fiction!” ―The New York World
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Book Description NY: Grosset & Dunlap. Good-/No Jacket. Reprint. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. CR-1920 Red cloth w/illus of hunter on cvr. Wear & tears at spine ends, cors. worn.,one inch tear on rear gutter,spine sunned. Innards Clean & tight w/foxing on first sev. pp. Name on FEP. Seller Inventory # 9481
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