Sunset Volume 24, Nos. 1-3

Sunset Volume 24, Nos. 1-3

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...hardly appreciate her extraordinary beauty. It was the more impressive on this occasion, because a short time before we had been traveling in Florida, which is a flat and faded country, full of dull, tropic foliage. For all the millions of all the multimillionaires of the North-Atlantic coast can never make a Florida winter really green, nor make it bloom. And the hut of a poor laborer in one of our valleys is backed by a dignity of scene--is surrounded by a splendor of grass and a glory of flower that the Floridan palaces can never boast. Is it not a fact that the grass of our state is more brilliant than that of other countries? Does it not seem to shine with an interior light of its own? The flowers--very suns of flowers--illuminate the tranquil spaces of the herbage around them. Our air is singularly stimulating, and our sunshine the most radiant in the world. This it is that gives to our people such youthful enthusiasm in work or in play--this endows them with endless joy. Youth, beauty and hope--that is the keynote of Californian life. Even our cemeteries are gay. They are a breadth of sunshine and of beautiful flowers--full of the breath of angels and the light of immortality. They are play-yards for little children, and parks for innocent mirth with one's friends. Now, if the fields of the dead are merry, how jubilant is the rest of the country. Then on and onward! My friend consenting to the plan, we were determined--just in the prime of this glorious weather--to see the Highway of the King. For sometime after leaving Los Angeles our route traversed a half-desert region--pale and purple-walled. Then it turned into a world of luxuriance--the channel appeared with its magical islands beyond, and we knew we were approaching that...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966589
  • 9781236966582