New Outlook Volume 70

New Outlook Volume 70

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...farm-houses on the roads leading away from this nucleus. It looked lost or misplaced in the white world of frost with which it was enveloped. One doubted if it would thaw out in all summer. Many of the dwellings were meager little affairs with a few pinched sheds about them. These seemed to be the homes of the unenergetic or thriftless. Their dreariness was not due to the poverty of the region and its remoteness from markets, for signs were not lacking that some degree of prosperity was within the reach of all'. A portion of the inhabit ants grasped it, as was evidenced by buildings repaired and modernized and made pleasing to the owners' eyes by the application of paint in the striking colors that are at present fashionable. The hotels furnish excellent markets during the summer for eggs, poultry, milk, and early vegetables, and considerable work is to be had at the sawmills which abound along all the streams, while in winter good wages can be earned chopping and teaming on the mountains. Not far from the station was a sawmill boarding-house, and there I found lodging for the night. After an early meal the next morning I returned to the station. Outside was a log train switching back and forth, and preparing to make its daily journey back on a little branch road into the mountains. I decided to go with it, and climbed into the rude caboose at its rear. There were about half a dozen other passengers, who visited and joked and added vigor and spice to their conversation by a good deal of casual swearing and some even less excusable foulness. Our journey was up a winding valley, all the way through the interminable and silent woods. Considerable snow had fallen during the night, but it lay light and undrifted and did not...show more

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  • Paperback | 648 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,139g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851374
  • 9781236851376