The Great California Trail in 1849; Wayside Notes of an Argonaut
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...' uille journey. I could have gathered bushels of crystals. ('Ol"ll8ll8.llt and garin'ts, had I had with me facilines forearrying them away. Charley followed me iui readily as a dog, over rock and cliff. and through the most difihult detilos. Vhorevrr I went he would go without the slightest hesitation. It may seem; incredible that an incorrigible mustang' without receiving a choking, a blow or a kick, should become as gentle and confiding as a lainb, but it was nevertlieles true. I could ride him without bit or bridle with my arms full of wood or brush, directing his course with my feet. keeper of a country inn. Ilia immense size and fair round proportions was proof that he dispensed jolly good ale, besides other good things. His weight could not have been less than fifteen stone and his age was. at least sixty. Neither weight or age were proof against golden allnrement in his cs.ve. Some wiseacre would say, what could he do in swimming rivers, climbing mountains. chasing buffalo, gathering fire wood, lugging water and herding cattle. He couldn't do it at all, but with his ample means he had endeavored to provide for these incidents. He had provided for himself s large wagon, with a very thick blue cover, impervious to sun or rain, o0ntaining a comfortable couch, a.large chair and all conveniences for getting in and out of the great wagon. When he ri auhed terra flrma he had to have s chair to sit in. He had a man and a boy to drive his team and wait upon him. He had provided another extra team and wagon to carry the neoessary baggage and additional supplies. He had entrusted this extra wagon to the chargs of a neighbor, in whom he had great oonlidmioe, who was without means to reach Californis. He bore the singular...
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