The Indian Chief; The Story Of A Revolution

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byGustave Aimard

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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. 1861. Excerpt: .......It is to one of these missions we purpose conducting-the rs&der, a month; after the events we have narrated in a preceding work. The mission of Nuestra Senora de los Angeles was built on the right bank of the Rio SanPedro, about sixty leagues from Pitic. Nothing can equal the grandeur and originality of its position. Nothing can compare, in wild grandeur and imposing severity, with the majestically terrible landscape which presents itself to the vision, and fills the heart with terror and a melancholy joy, at the sight of the frightful and gloomy rocks which tower over the river like colossal walls and gigantic parapets, apparently formed by some convulsion of nature; while in the midst of this chaos, at the fool of these astounding precipices, past which the rivei rushes in impetuous cascades, and in a delicious valley covered with verdure, stands the house, commanded or three sides by immense mountains, which raise theii distant peaks almost to the heavens. Alas! this house, formerly so smiling, so animated so gay and happy--this remote corner of the world which seemed a counterpart of Eden, where, morning" and night, hymns of gratitude, mingling with th cascade, rose to the Omnipotent--this mission is now dead and desolate, the houses are deserted and in ruins, the church roof has fallen in, the grass has invaded the choir. The terrified members of this simple and innocent community, scattered by persecution, sought refuge in the desert, and returned to that savage lif See " Gold-Seekers." Same publishers. from which they were rescued with so much difficulty. Wild beasts dwell in the house of God, and nothing is heard save the voice of solitude murmuring unceasingly through the deserted houses and crumbling walls, which parasitic plants are rapidly...

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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. 1861. Excerpt: .......It is to one of these missions we purpose conducting-the rs&der, a month; after the events we have narrated in a preceding ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217351409

ISBN - 13:9780217351409

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