The Saturday Evening Post Volume 183, No. 2

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 183, No. 2

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...It went down to the edge of about a hundredfoot drop. The surface was all little loose stones, and it was so steep we got afraid of it. If we had turned back we should have been all right, but ve kept on till it seemed just as bad one way as the other. And there the mule concluded to stop. We couldn't get him to move in any direction except right down toward the precipice; so we left him there till we could get ourselbyes to a place of safety. And it was a J0. We finally reached a place where some bushes grew, and we could hold to these and let ourselves down a cliff as steep as the side of a house. We were hours at it, and we had to abandon the calf. We were scratched and bruised and out of breath, and a good deal frightened; so we rested a while. Then we looked up, and the mule was walking over to the calf. The calf was browsing on the bushes at the very edge of the precipice, and the mule stood on a rock steeper than a church ' roof and ate moss. How they did it we ' never knew, but they worked down after a j while to the spring. And we camped right there another night. It was one of the few times on the trip when we didn't make ' some distance. 1 Next morning we tried it again and got p over the mountain. Toward afternoon we, saw the roof of a house with the sun shining on it. The shingles were new. We couldn't see anything else about the place, but Mary said she believed we should find a good, home there. And we did. A man and his wife and two children had located there four years before. They had lived in a cave for the first year and raised. some potatoes and garden truck. The ' land was open to homestead entry then, and the man got a hundred and sixty acres by paying a little money down in fees at 1...show more

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  • Paperback | 1008 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 50mm | 1,760g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770439
  • 9781236770431