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Hitting the Dark Trail; Starshine Through Thirty Years of Night (Paperback) Loot Price: R229 Discovery Miles 2 290
Hitting the Dark Trail; Starshine Through Thirty Years of Night (Paperback): Clarence Hawkes
Hitting the Dark Trail; Starshine Through Thirty Years of Night (Paperback): Clarence Hawkes

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Hitting the Dark Trail; Starshine Through Thirty Years of Night (Paperback)

Clarence Hawkes

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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. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER m THE COMING OF NIGHT My new gun--I see my last sunrise--A pleasant picture in the country road--My last glimpse of mother-- Hunting dogs eat berries--A premonition--Torrid heat in a dismal swamp--The fatal shot--Darkness and the great void--Coming back to torment--My piteous plight--Marching through the swamp in darkest night--Again in my mother's arms--The journey home--Pain within and gloom without-- Testing my eyesight--The verdict--Familiar pictures which I cannot see--I hear nature, but cannot see her face--I shut down my window. It must not be imagined that after my lameness I gave up any of my outdoor sports and recreations, for I did not. Although it was much harder to pursue them, yet I clung to everything that I had possessed before with the grip of a bulldog, and was enabled to do about everything that I had done before. So the Spring after my misfortune saw me back upon the trout streams fishing, and on the lakes boating and canoeing, and the Autumn, back in the woods following my father with the game bag. I even went so far as to tie snowshoes upon my rude wooden leg and lope off across the country through the deep snow following the hounds. Skating I managed in the same manner, so I rounded out the life of a vigorous boy quite well. About the first of August, 1893, my father bought me a new gun. I had always been allowed to use his guns, but this was my own and I was very proud of it. But my pride and happiness in the new fowling piece were of short duration, --only twelve days, in fact. Every minute incident of the day of August 12th I can remember, for that was the last day that I ever saw Mother Earth and the faces of those I loved. The morning was hot and sultry, and I noted as I went to the barn to feed the horses that the cicadas were...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Clarence Hawkes
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 32
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-44135-5
Barcode: 9781151441355
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-151-44135-X

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