San Francisco Water Volume 1-8

San Francisco Water Volume 1-8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...to see Tom come out," says Mike Griffin. "There was fire above and below and to right and left of him, and although the firemen had a stream of water on the window where he went in, the flames were belching out on both sides of the stream. I wouldn't have gone in there if they gave me the whole of San Francisco. But the Chief is very cool at a fire, and he never sends a man where he won't go himself." "The rude, affectionate rain fulls blessedly on the land--on the roofs, on the fields, on everything. It fills the streams. It soaks to the roots of things. It fills the secret caverns of the earth and the crevices of the spirit, as well."--5. F. Call. Ihe alarm of fire acted lie the touch of a magicians wand.The vitality of the whole city was in an instant arrested and turned from its course. Theatres, saloons, and all public places, were emptied as quickjy as if the build' ings themselves were on fire. The business of the moment was at once abandoned, and the streets filled with people rushing frantically in every direction--not all towards the fire, by any means; few thought it worth while to as even where it was. To tynow there was a fire somewhere was quite sufficient, and they made at once for house or store, or wherever they had any property that might be saved, while, as soon as the alarm was given, the engines were heard thundering along the streets, amid the ringing of the fircbells. J. D. BORTHWICK, DESCRIBING THE SAN FRANCISCO OF 1851 nOW DOTH THE FIRE RAGE-THAT MERCILESS ELEMENT' CONSUMING IN AN INSTANT WHOLE CITIES! WHAT TOWN OF ANY ANTIQUITY OR NOTE HATH NOT BEEN ONCE-NAY-AGAIN AND AGAIN BY THE FURY OF THIS MERCILESS ELEMENT-DEFACED-RUINATED-AND LEFT DESOLATE-BURTON S ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY ADDRESS OF JOHN B....show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236617746
  • 9781236617743