Prose Writers of America; With a Survey of the Intellectual History, Condition, and Prospects of the Country

Prose Writers of America; With a Survey of the Intellectual History, Condition, and Prospects of the Country

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...he began to pursue the trail of the deer. Pete prepared to follow, when the other, turning upon him with a stern glance, inquired: "Who are you tracking?" "Not you," replied the hunter, whose alarm had subsided when tho enemy began to retreat; and whose pride, piqued by the abruptness with which he had been treated, enabled him to assume his usual boldness of manner. "Why do you follow this trail, then!" "I trail deer." "You must not pursue them further, they are mine!" The sound of the stranger's voice broke the spell which had hung over Peter's natural impudence, and he now shouted--"Ynur deer! that's droll too! who ever heard of a man claiming the deer in the woods!" "Provoke me not, --I tell you they are mine." "Well, now--you're a comical chap! Why stranger, --the deer are wild! They're jist natcral to the woods here, the same as the timber. You might as well say the wolves and the painters are yours, and all the rest of the wild varments." "The tracks you behold here are those of wild deer, undoubtedly--but they are mine. I routed them from their bed, and am driving them home." "Home--where is your homel" inquired Pete, at tho same tiino casting an inquisitive glance at the stranger's feet. To this home question no reply was given, and Pete, fancying that he had got the best of the altercation, pushed his advantage, --adding sneeringly--"Couldn't you take a pack or two of wolves along? We can spare you a small gang. It is mighty wolfy about here." "If you follow any further it is at your peril," said the stranger. "You don't reckon I'm to be skecred, do you t If you do, you are harking up the wrong tree. There' more

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  • Paperback | 476 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698076X
  • 9781236980762