George Stanley; Or, Life in the Woods, Ed. [Really Written] by J.C. Geikie

George Stanley; Or, Life in the Woods, Ed. [Really Written] by J.C. Geikie

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...whiteness of the ice which floated in snowy floes to the south. At first there was only the broken covering of the river, but, very soon, immense quantities of ice came sailing down from the Upper Lakes, jammed together one piece on another, in immense heaps, in every variety of confusion, the upturned edges fringed with prismatic colours. I found that the preparation for this grand upbreaking had been much more complete than I had suspected, from looking at it from a distance; the whole of what had appeared quite solid having been so affected by the sun that, whichever way you looked at it, long rows of air-bubbles showed themselves through it, showing that there was little power left in it to resist any outward force. The final rupture, though apparently so sudden, had been in fact steadily progressing, until, at last, the night's storm had been sufficient to sweep away in an hour what had previously stood 202 Depth of the Frost. the wildest rage of winter. I have often, since, thought that it gave a very good illustration of the gradually increasing influence of all efforts for good, and of their certain ultimate triumph--each day's faithful work doing so much towards it, though the progress may for long be imperceptible, until at last, when we hardly expect it, the opposing forces give way, as it were, at once, and forthwith leave only a scattered and retreating wreck behind. Gradual preparation, and apparently sudden results, are the law in all things. The Reformation, though accomplished as if at a blow, had been silently made possible through long previous generations; and when the idolaters in Tahiti threw away their hideous gods, the salutary change was only effected by the long-continued labours of faithful missionaries for many years...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 5.08mm | 190.51g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236515358
  • 9781236515353

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