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A Drift From Redwood Camp

Auhtor: Bret Harte

Language: english

Genres:

western,  short story
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Review by Daniel G. Lebryk, April 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Drift From Redwood Camp':

Good short story. Didnt like his style though...

Excerpts from the Book 'A Drift From Redwood Camp':


... honor of a chance shot meant for somebody else in any of the liberal and broadly comprehensive encounters which distinguished the camp. And the inundation ...
... as his cramped limbs permitted, he crawled out of the bushes in search of food. He did not know where he was there was no sign of habitation-or even ...
... Martin remembered this, but his fears gradually began to subside in a certain apathy of the imagination, which, perhaps, dulled his apprehensions ...
... to him that he would be less likely to attract the Indians' attention from a distance and provoke a ready arrow, if he were disguised as one of ...
... reason the attitude of his surrounding captors was passive rather than aggressive, and the shrewd, half-Hebraic iles nearest him expressed only stoical ...
... contributed to their unquestioned faith in him. Not only his inert possession of the sweat-house and his apathetic attitude in their presence, ...
... incumbent of that office had been an old man, impotent and senseless of late years through age and disease. The chieftains and braves had consulted ...
... before, as the betrothed of the new chief, approached him slyly from the other side. The horrified eyes of Elijah, momentarily raised from his blanket, ...
... the blade of knighthood on his cowering shoulders he had risen ennobled from the contact. Though his face was still muffled in his blanket, he stood ...
... damp powder, and mouldy meal. They took pay in dollars, and were thus enabled to open more itable commerce with the traders at the settlements for ...
... curing, and smoking of salmon became an important branch of trade. They waxed prosperous and rich they lost their nomadic habits-a centralized ...
... last seemed to slumber with him the shadows of the leaf-tracery thrown by the bay-tree, on the ground at his feet, scarcely changed its pattern. Nothing ...
... White Rabbit [his lieutenant] will see the Messenger and exchange gifts. It is enough.. The white messenger has brought his wangee [white] woman ...
... So no harm's done. Good-by.. She drew slightly back as if to retreat, but the elasticity of the manzanito against which she was leaning threw her forward ...
... she said, with prompt decision. The next minute she plunged back into the trail again, and the dense foliage once more closed around her. But as she ...
... of touching his conscience, seemed to him a vulgar and brutal acceptance of the situation that dulled whatever compunction he might have had. He opened ...
... followed the departure of the braves on the war-path. It was midnight when they returned. Elijah, who from his habitual reserve and the accepted etiquette ...
... forward on his breast as if in sleep. But at the same moment another figure glided out from the shadow and approached the fatal tree. It was Wachita. He ...
... the girl rapidly passed him he threw out his hand and seized her wrist. Who did you do this for. he demanded. For you, she said, stupidly. And ...
... Moment Of TruthBasil Wells, who lives in Pennsylvania, has been doing research concerning life in the area during the period prior to and following ...