Anthony Overman

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byMiriam Michelson

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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... ANTHONY OVERMAN CHAPTER I ONCE this road, along which the girl strolled, was a wandering path, trodden out through the thick manzanita by a thirsty grizzly on his way from the Sierras down to the river. Later the miners, surging up through the gulches and canyons, found the uncertain trail, and their restless feet beat it into a topographical fact. By the time the primitive poetry of straining gold out of water had yielded to the more profitable prose of hydraulic mining, the little gap through the chaparral and over the ridge had been emphasized till it was recognized as a roadway; and the manzanita, and her big sister the madrone, withdrawing their skirts from under the careless feet that trampled upon them, had retreated up the hillsides, where they could look down upon the bare, ever-widening parting in the forest over which horses were driven now, and the wheels of wagons heavily loaded ground out the humbler growth which, through its obscurity, had persisted. Then the general name with which the pass had been indicated became specific and capitalized and Little Gap grew into a town; a most un I assuming California village straggling contentedly on either side of, or rather punctuating at intervals, the road that had created it--the road which, although it now ends ingloriously at the crudely ugly railroad station, irresistibly leads the eye up, up to the summit of the Sierras. And there is a breeziness, a spaciousness, an un defiled ecstasy of purity about the High Sierras. Nature, yet untainted by man, has expressed herself largely in mighty pine-clad, snow-topped blue mountains and rolling stretches of foot-hills; in rivers whose clarity is as perfect as the first snow-formed drops that heralded them; and a sky of chaste and limpid blue, pale as w...

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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... ANTHONY OVERMAN CHAPTER I ONCE this road, along which the girl strolled, was a wandering path, trodden out through the thick m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217686222

ISBN - 13:9780217686228

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