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Camp and Camino in Lower California: A Record of the Adventures of the Author While Exploring Peninsular California, Mexico

North, Arthur Walbridge

Edité par Rio Grande Press, 1977
ISBN 10: 0873801229 / ISBN 13: 9780873801225
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Titre : Camp and Camino in Lower California: A ...

Éditeur : Rio Grande Press

Date d'édition : 1977

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Very Good

Edition : 2nd Edition

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VG HARDCOVER,FIRST RIO GRANDE PRESS EDITION,beautiful copy,no dj as issued,reprint of 1910 edition,WA. N° de réf. du libraire 3071422

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Synopsis : Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIV THE END OF THE TRAIL WITH much flourishing of their long bows the Indians were under way five minutes later, the buxom squaw in the lead. She was on foot. Well mounted and strung out in single file, the others followed close in her wake. Immediately at her heels, plodded an old gray mare, bearing a large net-work sack bulging out with camp supplies. On top of this load was perched the pretty little girl. The boy rode a wild young burro. The fine looking brave possessed the only saddle and bridle in his outfit, the others riding with blanket and hakemore. As my volcanic companion still rumbled defiance, I did not regret the departure of the Indians. After allowing them an hour's start we followed in their tracks--presumably they would lead to fresh water and no other trail was in evidence. The body of water which had seemed to bar our advance the preceding evening we found to be merely the lower end of the Laguna Salada and easily fordable. As our course for the day was northwest and west we had every opportunity to observe this most strange lake. It reaches out into the barren desert for eight or nine leagues with a width of from one hundred to several hundred metres. According to Indian report, it gains depth, width and saltiness from the overflows of the Hardy; when there has been no rain storm and no recent overflow, it is almost drinkable; at other times, lured to its shores by thirst, men have died miserable deaths. Shortly after fording the Laguna Salada I caught sight of a pair of nice looking young porkers rooting along the shore. Though presumably property of the Indians, they looked so inviting, that I readily found in recent events, acceptable justification for extreme action. Accordingly, my mind pleasingly filled with toothsome visions of r...

Synopsis: This Is A New Release Of The Original 1910 Edition.

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