The Top of the Continent; The Story of a Cheerful Journey Through Our National Parks

The Top of the Continent; The Story of a Cheerful Journey Through Our National Parks

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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: ...which sometimes tints the neve, or coarse snow near the head of a glacier a vivid rose color. "He's kidding Aunt Jane," Jack whispered to Mar garet. Then, in a louder voice: "I suppose we'll hear next that hop-toads live in crevasses." " N 0," said quick-eared Doctor McKinley, "there are no hop-toads in the crevasses, Jack, but there are billions of little brown worms living in the soft snow on top of some of these glaciers." This also was too much for Jack's credulity. "Let's see 'em," he demanded. "Oh, they are not so easy to find," said Doctor McKinley, smiling, "but when you do find a colony of them they are easy enough to see. They are the larvae of some kind of small fly. But one must spend a good deal of time on the glaciers, as I do many summers, to run across these interesting things." "I saw a bunch of them the other day," said the guide, "while I was taking a party to the summit. No," turning to jack, "Doctor McKinley isn't kidding you."_ " 'There are more things in heaven and earth, Ho ' ratio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy, ' " quoted Aunt Jane thoughtfully. "That's from Shakespeare," said Margaret, a little proud of her knowledge. "We had that in English last spring." ' This was their second day in the Mount Rainier National Park. They had seen the great, ghostly, snow-peaked mountain from Seattle, sixty miles away, and had declared it the most thrilling sight in their experience. They had seen it, larger and more gloriously beautiful, from Tacoma, forty miles away; and their swift automobile trip from the park-railroadstation' to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939700
  • 9781236939708