Camp-fires Of A Naturalist; The Story Of Fourteen Expeditions After North American Mammals

Paperback | May 19, 2012

byClarence Edgar Edwords

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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. 1895 Excerpt: ...Fifty yards more would take him to the edge of the cove where the band was feeding in fancied security. An old scrubby evergreen bush and a few irregularities in the ground afforded partial cover, and as Dyche was weary of his hours of crawling, he made for the bush with the hope of getting a little rest. By inches he worked his way, and after five hours' crawling he was at the edge of the cove, sheltered by a small scrubby tree. Covering the crown of his cap with twigs from the tree, he slowly lifted his head and peered into the cove. In that single glimpse he felt repaid for all the toil which he had undergone. Not over seventyfive yards away was a band of sixteen as fine rams as man ever set eyes on. He could hardly believe that he was awake, for there, in plain sight, were the sheep, some lying down chewing their cuds, others feeding, while still others were walking aimlessly abou t the cove. Now the naturalist began examining each individual member of the band for the purpose of selecting the best specimen. There stood a monster, but his colour was a little too light. Ah, there is a grand fellow! He is the one. But no, his horns are blunted at the points. There is the right one. What magnificent horns! "What a beautiful chestnut colour! He is the one to adorn the naturalist's exhibit at the World's Fair. The gun is carefully trained on the animal and almost fired, when a glance is given to the one on the top of the crag. He is evidently the patriarch of the band. What a beauty! Perfect in size, shape, and colour, with immense horns. But he is fully two hundred yards away. Shall the chances betaken? The question was soon solved, for Dyche made up his mind to have that leader if he never shot another sheep. The band was close enough to give him a se...

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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. 1895 Excerpt: ...Fifty yards more would take him to the edge of the cove where the band was feeding in fancied security. An old scrubby evergreen...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217916228

ISBN - 13:9780217916226

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