Works of J. Fenimore Cooper, Vol. 8 of 10: Oak Openings; Satanstoe; Mercedes of Castile (Classic Reprint) by James Fenimore CooperWorks of J. Fenimore Cooper, Vol. 8 of 10: Oak Openings; Satanstoe; Mercedes of Castile (Classic Reprint) by James Fenimore Cooper

Works of J. Fenimore Cooper, Vol. 8 of 10: Oak Openings; Satanstoe; Mercedes of Castile (Classic…

byJames Fenimore Cooper

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Excerpt from Works of J. Fenimore Cooper, Vol. 8 of 10: Oak Openings; Satanstoe; Mercedes of Castile

Toward one of these grassy glades, which was spread on an almost imperceptible acclivity, and which might have contained some fifty or sixty acres of land, the reader is now requested to turn his eyes. For in the wilderness as was the spot, four men were there, and two of them had even some of the appliances of civilization about them. The woods around were the then unpeopled forest of Michigan, and the small winding reach of placid water that was just visible in the distance was an elbow of the Kalamazoo, a beautiful little river that ?ows westward, emptying its tribute into the vast expanse of Lake Michigan. Now, this river has already become known, by its villages and farms, and railroads and mills; but then, not a dwelling of more pretension than the wig wam of the Indian, or an occasional shanty of some white adventurer, had ever been seen on its banks. In that day, the whole of that fine peninsula, with the exception of a narrow belt of country along the Detroit river, which was settled by the French as far back as near the close of the seventeenth century, was literally a wilderness. If a white man found his way into it, it was as an Indian trader, a hunt er, or an adventurer in some other of the pursuits connected with border life and the habits of the savages.

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Title:Works of J. Fenimore Cooper, Vol. 8 of 10: Oak Openings; Satanstoe; Mercedes of Castile (Classic…Format:PaperbackDimensions:752 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.5 inPublished:November 11, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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