The Owl Creek Letters; And Other Correspondence

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byWilliam Cowper Prime

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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. 1848. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LETTER VII. NIGHT IN THE WOODS. Owl Creek Cabin, April, 1847. I Date again, unexpectedly to myself, from the forest. Tired of the dull routine of Doe vs. Roe, and yet more tired of living alone in the midst of a crowd, and hearing that the trout were fine in the creek, and plenty, and as I heard it, fixing my eye on a certain rod that has been the means of landing some pounds of the finest fish that ever swam in fresh water, I left the city a week ago to-day, and am here alone. Alone, yet not alone. Never happier--never in better health or spirits. I spent the first day in looking around, greeting my old friends, and resting after a walk of some forty miles, which was necessary to reach my present position and old home. The snow has been off for some weeks past, although all the neighborhood is still covered. By neighborhood, I mean nothing within twenty miles of my cabin. I have had means within the past few weeks of judging of all the various kinds of travelling. It is not a fortnight since I came through the Sound on a magnificent steamer, and here I have reached my cabin by weary foot-toil over mountains and across streams, and sleeping one night under the cold calm stars. And I hardly need say to you who know my tastes so well, that I enjoyed the foot travelling above the other-- all save the fact that with the one I had the loving and the loved for company, and with the other was alone with the forest trees. That one night's sleep on my way hither, under the holy starlight, was so novel as compared with the luxurious life I have been leading in my city home, that I cannot forbear telling you how it happened. In truth it was against my own will. I had no blanket, and my fishing-rod and rifle were weights that had wearied me, and made me long for a good bed....

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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. 1848. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LETTER VII. NIGHT IN THE WOODS. Owl Creek Cabin, April, 1847. I Date again, unexpectedly to myself, from the forest. Tired of the dul...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217100112

ISBN - 13:9780217100113

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