The Prodigal of the Hills (Classic Reprint)

The Prodigal of the Hills (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Prodigal of the Hills Along the Way of Life this kind of thing has happened a good many times before. NO doubt it will happen a good many times again. But this time it all happened in and around Kootenay Crossing, a mining-camp town amid the granite, sky-topped hills in the land beyond the Rockies. When this old world was some fifteen or twenty years younger than it is now, the Crossing was the Mecca of as hardy a band of Gold Hunters as ever set a footmark on our western slopes. Then fine Gold was sent to buy Gold in the raw, and there was great increase. But although the good creeks and the surrounding hills were golden for the most part, there were spots which had other streaks. So that later Gold came and bought Country Rock. It was thus that the wild-carters brought reproach, and, eventually, quieter times; even as the big dividend payers had brought honourable fame. 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 454g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243280866
  • 9780243280865