The Writings Of Henry David Thoreau Volume 13

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHenry David Thoreau

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...this calm air, ready to pounce on the first migrating sparrow that may have arrived. As I paddle or push along by the edge of the thick ice which lines the shore, sometimes pushing against it, I observe that it is curiously worn by the 1855 WATER-WORN ICE 257 1 It is forget-me-not. 2 See him out here the first boating day next year also. water into this form: the dotted line being the water's edge. The water has eaten into the edge of the ice just where its surface meets it (which may be one and a half inches beneath the top), four or five inches or more, leaving a sharp projecting eave above, while the lower part, five or six inches thick, being preserved hard by the water, slopes off to a very, sharp edge from one to even four feet from the upper. The undulations made by my boat and paddle, striking under this eave, make a constant sound as I pass. I am surprised to find that the river has not yet worn through Fair Haven Pond. Getting up a weed with the paddle close to the shore under water, where five or six inches deep, I found a fishworm in the mud. Here and there, floating or on the edge of the ice, I see small pieces of nuphar root, with a few rolled, pointed leaf-buds, probably gnawed off by the musk-rats. The greater part of the Wood meadow this side Clamshell has been lifted up and settled again, and it now sounds hollow and sinks under my steps. The wind has got round more to the east now, at 5 P. M., and is raw and disagreeable, and produces a bluish haze or-mist at once in the air. It is early for such a phenomenon. Smelled muskrats in two places, and saw two. Saw, by their white droppings on the bottom, where ducks had fed. I hear at last the tchuck tchtick of a blackbird and, looking up, see him flying high over the river...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...this calm air, ready to pounce on the first migrating sparrow that may have arrived. As I paddle or push along ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217899137

ISBN - 13:9780217899130

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