The Lost Trail

The Lost Trail

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Excerpt: ...had been reading, but the volume was laid aside, and he was smilingly watching his wife as she sported with the boy in her lap. The little fellow was in exuberant spirits, and the parents, as a matter of course, were delighted. Finally he betrayed signs of weariness, and in a few moments was asleep in his mother's arms. I think it was a wise thing, for several reasons--that of changing your hour from the afternoon to the forenoon, said the wife. Why do you think so? We all feel more wearied and less inclination at this time of day for work than we do during the earlier hours. We could then be little together, but now nothing interferes with our afternoon's enjoyment of one another's society. That is true; but you see the Indians are more likely to be off fishing or hunting during the earlier part of the day. They have willingly conformed, however, to the change. I think it is more in accordance with your own disposition, smiled the wife, is it not? Yes; I am free to admit that my lazy body inclines to quiet and rest after partaking of a hearty dinner, as I have done to-day. If we think of rest at this early stage in our lives, how will it be when we become thirty or forty years older? I refer only to the temporary rest of the body and mind, such as they must have after periods of labor and excitement. Such rest the youngest as well as the oldest requires. Be careful, Cora, you don't drop the little fellow Never fear, laughed the mother, as the youngster woke and commenced several juvenile antics more interesting to the parents than to any one else: How lively remarked the proud father. It seems to me I never saw a child at his age as bright and animated. And what father does not hold precisely the same opinion of his young hopeful? Look exclaimed the mother, some one must be coming to see you. An Indian woman was discernible among the trees, walking along the path at a rapid walk, as if she were greatly hurried. Her...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236714571
  • 9781236714572