California Three Hundred and Fifty Years Ago; Manuelo's Narrative

California Three Hundred and Fifty Years Ago; Manuelo's Narrative

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: sure to meet A band of hungry wights, hot for a job, All ready to combine to steal and rob. Another ring, the strongest one of all, Was formed about a large i.ew city hall Which they were building on a sandy dune, But which would not be finished very soon; For when complete it would no longer give The ring support, nor on it could they live. Officials of the city, high and low, Were members of this ring from the word go. Some of them would get rich out of a job Upon it, and others would try to rob The city on some contract they would take, Intending in that way large wealth to make. A sort of sheep-shears was this city hall, Which served to fleece the people, one and all; And meek as lambs the people would submit To whatsoever any ring saw fit To do. or to impose upon the city; And Manuelo thought it was a pity That all the good men in the town did not Arise and teach these combinations what They ought to do, or rather what they should Refrain from doing, unless it be for gond. The reader will remember the time when That fight came off between four hundred men On the one side, and on the other side Some thirty bears, who, with mouths open wide, Defied the men, and bravely stood their ground Until the Santoese did them surround; And how the men advanced with fearful yell, And how the bears, affrighted, screeched as well, And how the great tumult filled all the plain, And from the hi'ls was echoed back again. But this commotion could not be compared To a tumult which Manuelo heard In that city, in a great granite hall, Built very strong, with steeple very tall. About three hundred men were there assembled, And in their conduct very much resembled The men who were engaged in the bear fight; But in loud yelling beat them out of sight. He more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123650478X
  • 9781236504784