Improvement Era, Vol. 32 : August, 1929 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Improvement Era, Vol. 32: August, 1929 An exchange of greetings and introductions and we were wel comed to the old quarters of the bar-z ranch yards. We soon had our bed-rolls open and beds laid for a night out under the stars. Then we quietly sought out the very best Ole swimmin' hole in the Paria - and found it! What a night of song and romantic whisperings by birds and insects we enjoyed! A long-tailed chat, Burroughs' polyglot chat, he of the many tongues, chattered and sang to us throughout the livelong night. He is the great ventriloquist of birddom. First he gave us the quacking of a duck, then the cackle of old biddy after She had laid her daily dozen, the barking of the family pup fol lowed and then Tabitha caterwauled with her nearest feline neigh bor. Finally we were startled by the imitation of a child crying for its mother. A catbird, a mocker, a thrush, a magpie, a bluebird - he is all in one and be rendered their songs in a wild potpourri of melody as the moon nodded Good night! To us over the rim of The Sandhills. Thus we were sung into rapturous repose that night far up in Lonely Dell, that haven from all worldly cares. Happy the night, I thought as I rolled out Of bed. - happier the day! Ray said as he got ready for breakfast. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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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- 02 Feb 2017
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- 37 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white