Three Years in the Klondike

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byJeremiah Lynch

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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. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX SUMMER OF 1901 Eight months were gone since I left; but I could not observe many changes in Dawson. The usual winter blaze had not occurred, and in winter no one builds. The river would not be entirely open between St. Michaels and Dawson for some weeks, and the only persons who had come down from White Horse since the ice had gone out were ourselves, for Lake La Barge was not yet clear. So there was little alteration in numbers, and, as only few die in this healthy climate, I met many of the same genial faces, clear eyes, and stalwart forms indicating the ' sour-doughs.' to which I had bidden good-bye the previous October. The day after arrival I left on the daily stage (think of it!) for the mines. There was quite a bit of snow on the hills behind Bonanza, but the creek itself was running over with water, delightful to my mind's vision, and the valley was a valley of mud and muck. Billy McLeod, who had become foreman on Dave Jones's departure for Wales last fall, met me when the stage stopped at the foot of the hill. After a hearty greeting he 269 related in detail his duties discharged during the winter. Though he had regularly sent reports to my European address, yet no reports are so good as one's own eyes, and I was glad indeed to be back, and eager to plunge into work again. As we stood conversing just where the stage left me, we both heard a loud whirring noise, and, looking up the tramway directly in front of us, saw that the heavy car filled with gravel was speeding down the track of the steep incline. 'The cable is broke!' shouted Mac, and the words rang sharp through the clear air. The next instant the car hurled itself against the dumper at the lower end, and went through the heavy timbers as if they were of paper, dropping plump into th...

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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. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX SUMMER OF 1901 Eight months were gone since I left; but I could not observe many changes in Dawson. The usual winter blaz...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217805248

ISBN - 13:9780217805247

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