The Southern Workman Volume 46

The Southern Workman Volume 46

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... Washington, for Keller on the San Poil, where the Indians were encamped. It was a beautiful drive, the greater part of the way being through the rolling wheat fields until we approached the Columbia in the late afternoon. There the wheat fields ended abruptly on the edge of the rocky walls above the river, which are here fourteen hundred feet high and only broken by two narrow benches of land covered with sage brush. Our first sight of the Columbia was from the heights above it. Between its yellow cliffs it shone like polished steel, and beyond it we could see ridge after ridge of the pinecovered mountains on the Colville Reservation, dark green, almost black, in the late afternoon light, or gray beneath a passing shower. After crossing the Columbia on a little ferry boat to the mouth of the San Poil, we followed the latter in a pouring rain for eight or nine miles to Keller. It was half-past seven and the sun was setting as we drove around the large abandoned smelter and beyond it saw Keller--just a number of log cabins and onestory frame buildings scattered along the road. By the time we had finished dinner the rain had stopped, so, late as it was, we started for the Indian camps about a mile up the road. Ahead in the gathering twilight we could see the blue smoke from the camp fires drifting up over the hillsides. It was dark as we drew near the first camp, situated on a little plateau above the road. The fires glowed in the darkness, lighting up the tipis and the dark figures moving about among them. Down on the river and on the road shadowy forms were going back and forth, preparing for the night fishing, which is usually the best. But the most noticeable thing of all was the strong smell of drying fish. Early the next morning we...show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 476g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791061
  • 9781236791061