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Legends of a log cabin

Gilman, Chandler Robbins

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ISBN 10: 0839806612 / ISBN 13: 9780839806615
Published by Literature House
Condition: Very Good
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0839806612 Very light bumping along edges. Foxing starting on outer page edges. Glue marks on REP, from publication. Interior is clean. 1970 Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBC-0K76668

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Title: Legends of a log cabin

Publisher: Literature House

Book Condition:Very Good

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835. Excerpt: ... friend: but this I knew, from the way-marks given me by my host of the previous night, must be distant several miles; and yet I knew of no nearer refuge. Another difficulty was yet more pressing: though it was easy to trace the imperfect path on the prairie and by the blazed trees--that is, trees from which a patch of bark has been hewn--through the woods, yet both these marks would soon be effaced by the snow, and 1 confess I watched the coming storm with no little uneasiness. On it came, however, and soon the air was filled with flaky whiteness, the path became every moment more and more difficult to find. I entered a belt of woodland, the blazed trees were not yet so clothed with snow as to hide the marks, but on emerging from this wood a prairie lay before me, of which I could see no bounds. The path was completely hid. In pure desperation I dashed forward, and soon lost sight of the wood in my rear; I was in a wide waste,--no object in sight, but snow, snow, snow, above, beneath, and all around me; the chilling cold was numbing my limbs, and already I felt the approach of that drowsy indifference to my fate, the sure precurser of death by cold. One chance remained, and I had barely strength and sense enough left to avail myself of it; reason had failed me, instinct might serve. me better. I was Avell mounted, my horse true blood, large but not heavy, clean limbs, loins well knit together, and an eye--Lord Byron has since described it--"'twas initself asoul." Such was Oscar. 1 roused him with a touch of the spur, and then throwing the reins on his neck, left him to choose his own path. My noble Oscar, tried and true friend! well did you justify the opinion of your master. Conscious and proud of the trust reposed in him, he quickened his pace, and vary...

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