The Eleven Eaglets of the West

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byPaul Fountain

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... i. STINKING RIVERS AND LAKES 9 or in the impregnated water. Many of the rivulets ran at the bottom of deep and narrow gullies. These gullies, when they are of large size, are called canons. Seen for the first time they must impress the spectator with a sense of great grandeur; but to men fresh from the Colorado region (see the chapter on that State) they appear somewhat puny rifts in the rocks; yet here and there the gloomy chasms in the larger mountains arrest the attention of even our satiated eyes; and we cannot but involuntarily feel that Nature has surpassed herself in awesome majesty even in these, to us, secondary wonders. Subsequently we witnessed the winter torrents in this region; and then, indeed, we confessed that the scene had a sublimity and grand beauty of its own, which could justly enter into competition with the vaster wonders of the Colorado district. We saw no big game in this part of the State, so scarce and wild had it already become. The survey for the railway had already been made, and many parties of miners had been prospecting in the mountains and in all the collateral valleys; and the habit of these men being to kill all the game, large and small, which they can see, an extensive district is soon alarmed, and all the larger creatures forsake it till quieter times return. Many of the birds seemed to be breeding at this season, we therefore forebore to shoot them. Sage-hens were tolerably abundant at the base of the mountains. This is the largest of the American grouse family, the cocks generally exceeding seven pounds in weight; the hens are at least one-third smaller. The cocks are furnished with large sacs at the sides of the throat which they inflate at the pairing season, and give vent to a curious droning sound, which we hear...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... i. STINKING RIVERS AND LAKES 9 or in the impregnated water. Many of the rivulets ran at the bottom of deep and narrow gullies. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217075703

ISBN - 13:9780217075701

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