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The tales in this book belong to two different epochs in the life of the Far West. The first five are reminiscent of border days and deedsof days before the great railway was built which changed a waste into a fertile field of civilization. The remaining stories cover the period passed since the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the Pullman Car first startled the early pioneer, and sent him into the land of the farther North or drew him into the quiet circle of civic routine and humdrum occupation. Hai-yai, so bright a day, so clear! said Mitiahwe as she entered the big lodge and laid upon a wide, low couch, covered with soft skins, the fur of a grizzly which had fallen to her mans rifle. Hai-yai, I wish it would last foreverso sweet! she added, smoothing the fur lingeringly and showing her teeth in a smile. The young Indian wife turned quickly, and, in a defiant, fantastic moodor was it the inward cry against an impending fate, the tragic future of those who will not see, because to see is to suffer?she made some quaint, odd motions of the body which belonged to a mysterious dance of her tribe, and, with flashing eyes, challenged the comely old woman seated on a pile of deer-skins. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 26905
Author: Parker, Gilbert
Release Date: Oct 12, 2008
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