Pioneering In The Pampas; Or, The First Four Years Of A Settler's Experience In The La Plata Camps…

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byRichard Arthur Seymour

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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. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. WE BEGIN TO BUILD OUR HOUSE--ILLNESS--I GO TO LAS ROSAS AND BUENOS AYRES -- PATAGONES AND PATAGONIANS--CIVILISED ESTANCIAS--BUENOS AYREAN RACES--DEPARTURE OF FRIENDS FOR EUROPE. The cattle-marking being now happily concluded, we turned all our attention to our new house. The brickmaking had gone on vigorously all this time, and a well had been sunk close to the spot we had chosen for building on. This new site was a mile from the iron house, and, of course, the move seemed a great pity in many ways, as all the ditches, enclosures, &c., had to be made over again, and we lost the benefit of our montecito (small group of trees), there not being a vestige of anything taller than a blade of grass on the new site. On the whole, however, we felt we should do better to move, in spite of all these objections, as the much nearer neighbourhood of the river would be an immense advantage, and it would also serve as a boundary on one side to our new enclosures, which we intended to begin on a much larger scale. The newly-chosen spot was also higher ground than our first settlement, and would, therefore, give us a better view of the country, which the possibility of Indian attacks made a great desideratum. Having fully resolved on the move, we determined to lose no time in making it. I was, however, obliged to leave my companions to do most of the work, being laid up with a slight attack of illness, and though just able to get about, it was in a PLEASANT INCIDENT FOR AN INVALID. 125 feeble sort of way. An invalid in the camp is rather a miserable being. I don't know how gipsies may feel when ill, but I can say, from experience, that a sick settler is certainly not a person to be envied. I had been ill about a week, and was lying on my bed in the iron house, rathe...

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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. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. WE BEGIN TO BUILD OUR HOUSE--ILLNESS--I GO TO LAS ROSAS AND BUENOS AYRES -- PATAGONES AND PATAGONIANS--CIVILISED ESTANC...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217531385

ISBN - 13:9780217531382

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