The Adventures of James Capen Adams, Mountaineer and Grizzly Bear Hunter

The Adventures of James Capen Adams, Mountaineer and Grizzly Bear Hunter

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ... to the work with proper spirit; but, by degrees, she learnt the lesson well, and was thus of great value, not only as a beast of burden, but also as a draught animal.. But a detailed account of our wintering in the mountains of California, where there were so many objects to attract and engage the attention, would furnish in itself ample matter for a large volume. I must remember that I have an almost interminable subject before me, and am therefore compelled to compress and abridge "with an unsparing hand; and sometimes pass over much time in a few words. I must remember, that now, and here, I can only select the more important passages of my adventures, and present 'them to the reader in as brief, plain, and unadorned terms as possible. CHAPTER II. YOSEMITE. Arrival of Solon Resolution to visit the Yosemite Valley with him. Our Contract. Our Start. The Road. First Impressions of the Valley. Splendors of the Scene. The View from the Foot of the Clifls. General Hunting. Birth of Rambler. Ben Franklin. Discovery of a Grizzly's Den. My one Idea. My Resolution. My Preparations. The Ravine. Chaparral. Reconnoitring. The Position and Appearance of the Den. Provision for my Mule. A Night-watch. Report of the Rifle among' the Hills. Subterranean Sounds. A Day-watch. A Sight of the Griuly Dam. Change of Position. Preparation for a Combat. Sleep. A Panther's Scream. Alarm. Reflection. My Determination. The Grizzly Yell. The Response. Appearance of the Bear. Our relative Positions. My Attack. A desperate Effort. Death of the Bear. My Feelings. As the spring of 1854 approached, and the snow line moved higher and higher towards the summits of the mountains, and the grass began to spring upon slope and shelf, and the game more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554760
  • 9781236554765