Some Strange Corners Of Our Country; The Wonderland Of The Southwest

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byCharles Fletcher Lummis

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... xin. TEE STONE AUTOGRAPH-ALBUM. AM not so sure about the present generation-- for these years on the frontier have given me little chance to know the new boys as well as an oldish boy would like to--but with most young Americans of my day the autographalbum was a cherished institution. It was a very pretty habit, too, and a wise one, thus to press a flower from each young friendship. Not that the autographs were always wise -- how well I remember the boys who "tried to be funny," and the girls who were dolefully sentimental, and the budding geniuses who tottered under thoughts palpably too heavy for the unformed handwriting, in the thumbed red morocco books of twenty years ago! But the older those grimy albums grow, the more fully I feel that they were worth while, and that it is a pity we do not keep more of the boy " greenness " into the later years; for there are more plants than the inanimate ones whose life is dearest and most fragrant while they are green. I shall never forget the supreme moments when the good gray Longfellow and cheerful, rheumatic "Mrs. Partington" christened my last autograph-album with their names, which were for a long time my chiefest treasures--until that dearest hero of boyhood, Captain Mayne Reid, eclipsed them all. That seems very far back; but the crowded years between, with all their adventures and dangers, have brought no keener joys. And last summer the boyish triumph came back clear and strong as ever, when I stood under one of the noblest cliffs in America and read in its vast stone pages the autographs of some of the great first heroes of the New World. "The Stone Autograph-Album" lies in a remote and almost unknown corner of western New Mexico. It is fifty miles southwest of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad from...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... xin. TEE STONE AUTOGRAPH-ALBUM. AM not so sure about the present generation-- for these years on the frontier have given me ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217794998

ISBN - 13:9780217794992

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