The Contributor, Vol. 17

The Contributor, Vol. 17 : Monthly Magazine; February, 1896 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Contributor, Vol. 17: Monthly Magazine; February, 1896 The object of entering the houses from the roof 'of the first story, and then drawing the ladder up after them, so that they would be safe from pursuit of their enemies, would strike one as being' almost as wise as the attempt of the ostrich to conceal him self from his pursuers, by hiding his head and exposing his immense body. Inasmuch as there was no water in the village, and that it had to be carried from the valley below, when the Moquis had retreated to their homes, provided they were pursued by an enemy, climbed up their ladders, raised the same, and entered the Hole in the roof of the building, they would be caught as effectually as a rat in a trap; because all that would be necessary, would be for their pursuers to guard the supply of water in the valley below.' and then to capture them as soon as they were obliged to desert the trap, to prevent being choked to death. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • English
  • 25 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243256515
  • 9780243256518