The Wanderers by Sea and Land, with Other Tales

The Wanderers by Sea and Land, with Other Tales

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ... believe she would have died before that miserable day ended. She passed several human skeletons; but she saw nothing of her poor little infant. The sun was setting when Lariboo, weeping bitterly, gave up all hopes of finding her child, and laid herself down on the sand to die. She had not remained many minutes, when a dark speck in the air attracted her attention, which, as it came nearer, proved to be a gold-shafteci cuckoo. The sight of this bird cheered her fainting heart. She knew that an oasis must be near; for birds never live in the desert, where there are no trees, berries, or insects. With something of renewed strength, she arose and pursued her journey to the westward, from which quarter the bird had first come upon her sight. She was not mistaken in her hopes. A little verdant spot soon appeared amid the waste, like a green island in the ocean. Here the almost famished traveller quenched her thirst at a little rill, and feasted upon berries. But, alas! this charming oasis made the mother's heart sad; for she was certain she had never seen it before; and by the same token she knew she was out of her path, and not likely to find the body of her child. However, she thought the poor little creature must, by that time, be out of its misery; and she tried not to weep because it had been taken away. Had Lariboo ever read the Word of God, it would have been a great consolation to her lonely heart; for then she would have known that her babe had gone to God, and that the holy angels would take care of it; but she had never read the Bible; and she thought she should never see her babe in this world or another. Having taken food and rested herself on the grass, Lariboo began to look around, to see what she could discover in her lonely...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629213
  • 9781236629210