Miriam's Heritage A Story of the Delaware River (Classic Reprint)
A Story of the Delaware River (Classic Reprint)
Opis: Miriam's Heritage - Calder Alma
Excerpt from Miriam's Heritage: A Story of the Delaware River
Miriam Morgan's home is nestled among the mountains of the Delaware: a long narrow valley, hedged by hemlock-crowned hills sloping eastward to the river. A brook, after miles of wandering in the forest, finds an outlet here; leaping merrily down the southern hillside; resting quietly in the pond above the mill; dashed to glittering fragments on the wheel; then rushes foaming across the valley to join the beautiful river, which sweeps unheeding by, until, lingering at a rocky cliff, its current is divided: part hurries onward, and part returns to welcome the noisy little brook, and reflect again the grassy bank, the white cottage, and the green hills; forming one of the prettiest scenes to the eye of an artist, and the best rafting eddy to the eye of a lumberman, to be found in the country.
Here millions of feet of logs and lumber are each year rafted by hardy men, who brave heat and cold, fire and flood, to cut, haul, rescue, and raft the lumber, which is their only source of revenue.
Sometimes a storm overflows the mountain streams, fills the mill-ponds, bursts the dams, and sweeps away buildings, bridges, roads, trees, and lumber. Sometimes a traveller empties the hot ashes from his pipe by the roadside, or a deserted camp-fire will be fanned by the breeze into a flame, and cords of bark and acres of timber are destroyed.
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Szczegóły: Miriam's Heritage - Calder Alma
Tytuł: Miriam's Heritage
Podtytuł: A Story of the Delaware River (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Calder Alma
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 180