The Open Road Volume 3

The Open Road Volume 3

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...of day we went up and over the hills, mile upon mile, until a great valley fell away before us and we saw far off, hazily, a dim wall of blue mountains marked with mighty scars. We ate meals in the cook-rooms of remote lumber camps; we passed nights in the houses of strange people; we fell in with kindred spirits high up on the ranges; we spent days and nights alone on the moimtaintops in fair weather and in storm, and came at last, with a new moon in the sky and with the rustle of autumn in the woods, down the Things to Think About glen to the railroad and the end of our mountain adventures. All this the old book brought back to me as vividly as if it had happened ten days ago instead of ten years. You do not forget such experiences. They become a part of the very nerve and fiber of a man. But as years pass their vividness fades and the keen edge of memory is dulled; and then it is that some such talisman as my old notebook is needed to conjure them up again and restore them in all their original freshness and color. Although memory will do much, and although a camera will broadly supplement memory, nothing yet invented will take the place of the written word in recalling those small and more subtle things wherein lies the charm of old experiences. Before you take your pack on your back, be sure that a notebook and a pencil are in your pocket. They will more than pay their way. SLOGANS LOGAN is a strong, commanding word, which S comes from slaugh gha'irm, the Gaelic for "army call." It is a word with traditions which come from centuries of war waged by men who despised mercy, scorned fear, and sallied from their remote fastnesses to do battle on every real or imaginary provocation. It holds a unique place in history, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 948g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236990390
  • 9781236990396