Graphic Sketches of the West

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byHenry Brainard Kent

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... FLIGHT TO TROPICAL CLIMES. The tourist who visits Southern California in midwinter undergoes a metamorphosis hard to explain. People often wonder how it comes about that the grum and cantankerous habitant of the north is transformed into the cymophanous and agreeable bird that he is after reaching this country. Tlie transition however, though complex and peculiar, is not entirely beyond the student of morphology. The writer, after much laborious investigation, has succeeded in eliciting facts and phenomena which ought to throw some light on this abstruse and hitherto unexplored field of research. Beginning with the first stages of the transformation, the subject wakes up some frosty morning on the shores of the northern lakes and finds that, by some inadvertence, his room had not been hermetically sealed when he retired. The cold, piercing wind, charged with the terror of the lakes, lays siege to his slumbers, plays with his auburn locks, and by the break of dawn provides him with a swollen head and a new vocabulary. Bounding from his crib, he brushes about the room and summarily exhausts all the resources at his command for raising the temperature. Failing in this, he vainly tries, by both bell and yell, to raise the porter, and then sets about to raise Cain generally, and succeeds. Hastily pulling on his clothes, with one end of his collar buttoned to his vest, he rushes down to the office, peals off a volley of instructive epithets to the landlord, exhausts Crabb's Book of Synonyms in cursing the house, and vociferously declares his intention to skip the country and drown his troubles in the balm and sunshine of tropical skies. Proceeding to put his resolve into execution, he takes the first train for Chicago, en route for the semitropics. On the journ...

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... FLIGHT TO TROPICAL CLIMES. The tourist who visits Southern California in midwinter undergoes a metamorphosis hard to explain. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217480225

ISBN - 13:9780217480222

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