The Red Track

The Red Track

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"[...]distinguished; but the traveller was patient, he would not be beaten, and within an hour he had collected sufficient wood to feed through the night two such fires as he proposed kindling. The branches soon crackled, and a bright flame rose joyously in a long spiral to the sky. "Ah!" said the traveller, who, like all men constrained to live alone, seemed to have contracted the habit of soliloquizing aloud, "the fire will do, so now for supper." Then, fumbling in the alforjas, or double pockets which travellers always carry fastened to the saddle, he took from them all the requisite elements of a frugal meal; that is to say, cecina, pemmican, and several varas of tasajo, or meat dried in the sun. At the moment when, after shutting up his alforjas, the traveller raised his head to lay his meat on the embers to broil, he stopped motionless, [...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.92mm | 344.73g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507558201
  • 9781507558201