Morton's Hope (volume 2); Or, The Memoirs Of A Provincial

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byJohn Lothrop Motley

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1839. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the shore, and succeeded, after a few bruises from the rocks against which I was borne by the fury of the torrent, in extricating myself before the current had become irresistible. "1 dragged myself with much difficulty to the shore; the boat was whirled down the rapids, and was soon fast jammed between two rocks, in the centre of the torrent, entirely beyond my reach. "I was now obliged to abandon of all hopes of pursuing my journey otherwise than on my feet. "My horse was dead, my boat was swamped, and it was not probable that accident would again provide me with one or the other. "I determined, however, to lose no time in unavailing lamentation; and after casting one wishful glance at my unfortunate canoe, I departed from the place. "The thickets and cane-brakes, with which the margin of the river was now entangled, became at this point perfectly impervious. I was therefore obliged to strike into the woods, hoping to lose nothing thereby, but to come upon the river again in the course of a few hours. "After a short time I perceived smoke in the air, and the atmosphere felt intolerably hot. I perceived vestiges of a fire in the woods; and, in a short time, I came upon an open space, which had evidently been cleared for many miles round by a recent conflagration. The ground was scorched and blackened; innumerable trees were burned nearly to a level with the earth, and my path lay over a soil hot and reeking with the decaying ashes and embers. "This was the most dreadful part of the whole expedition. 1 was exhausted and faint, but it was impossible for me to repose for an instant. The earth glowed beneath my feet, my mouth was parched with an intolerable thirst, and there seemed no prospect of repose or refreshment. "After toiling for an hoar in this way, I at l...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1839. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the shore, and succeeded, after a few bruises from the rocks against which I was borne by the fury of the torrent, in extricating mys...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217319696

ISBN - 13:9780217319690

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