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A Lady Life In The Rocky Mountains

Auhtor: Isabella Bird

Language: english

Genres:

travel,  essays,  nature
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Review by Timothy B. Riley, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Lady Life In The Rocky Mountains':

... wall in the town, and great pines stood out, sharp and clear cut, against a sky in which a moon and stars were shining frostily. It was a sharp frost ...
... solitary, glaring frame houses, where coarse, greasy meals, infested by lazy flies, were provided at a dollar per head. By evening we were running across ...
... or consumption of intoxicating liquor, and I hear that the men of Greeley carry their crusade against drink even beyond their limits, and have lately ...
... four gaunt and famished-looking oxen, some swine of singularly active habits, and plenty of poultry. The old saddles are tied on with twine one side ...
... a distance, as he supposed, of about twenty miles, we left at mid-day yesterday, with the fervent hope, on my part, that I might not return. Mrs. ...
... horse-The St. Vrain-The Rocky Mountains at last-Mountain Jim-A death hug-Estes Park. LOWER CANYON, September 25. This is another world. My ...
... the green, now disappeared, to be seen no more for twenty miles. We entered on an ascending valley, where the gorgeous hues of the rocks were intensified ...
... which I fell into a crevice full of soft snow. We were driven lower down the mountains than he had intended by impassable tracts of ice, and the ascent ...
... was lifted off him, and laid on the ground wrapped up in blankets, a humiliating termination of a great exploit. The horses were saddled, and the young ...
... we have the harmonium and much sacred music and singing in parts. To be alone in the park from the afternoon till the last glory of the afterglow has ...
... a train of them, accompanied by herds, mules, and horsemen, bearing emigrants and their household goods in dreary exodus from the Western States to the ...
... and there such characters as Comanche Bill, Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill, and Mountain Jim, go on the spree, and find the kind of notoriety ...
... a gate of rock, came upon what I knew must be Glen Eyrie, as wild and romantic a glen as imagination ever pictured. The track then passed down a valley ...
... which made the distance for that day fifty, I remounted Birdie to ride six miles farther, to a house which had been mentioned to me as a stopping ...
... and there is no blacksmith within thirty-five miles of Hall's Gulch. I met two freighters just after I left, who gave me the unwelcome news that there ...
... to prepare a meal, and courteously made Jim share it. After he had gone, I boldly confessed my impecunious circumstances, and told them that I must ...
... to Mr. Kavan's prediction, a pack of wolves came down, and before daylight nothing was left but the bones. They were so close to the cabin that their ...
... hurrying through my dishes, and leaving my room in disorder. The wagon lay half-way down the side of a ravine, kept from destruction by having caught ...
... below zero. I felt as if I were going to be laid up with a severe cold, but the men suggested a trapper's remedy-a tumbler of hot water, with a pinch ...
... just in all his dealings, even to paying to me at that moment the very last dollar he owed me. May God bless him and his. He was obliged to return before ...