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The Old Forest Ranger (Paperback) Loot Price: R344
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The Old Forest Ranger (Paperback): Walter Campbell
The Old Forest Ranger (Paperback): Walter Campbell

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The Old Forest Ranger (Paperback)

Walter Campbell

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER XVIII. THE ORANGE VALLEY. ]HE Orange Valley! There is perfume in the very name! Our old heart warms, and a delicious languor steals over our senses as we recall to mind the silent, balmy, incense- breathing morn when first we trod the flowery shades of that enchanting spot. Armed as we were to the teeth, and bent on slaughter, we felt as if we profaned the scene by our unhallowed presence. It seemed to us the abode of peace and innocence; a place for young lovers to walk hand in hand, culling the golden fruit, and twining into bridal wreaths the snow-white blossoms, which made the very air love-sick with their fragrance. It was not for such as we?the blood-stained, weather-beaten hunter. Such were the thoughts which flitted through our brain as we wended our solitary way through this wilderness of sweets. And were it not that at the root of an orange-tree we discovered the mangled carcass of a deer, with the fresh footprints of a tiger leading therefrom, there is a fearful probability that the Old Forest Ranger might, in the softness of his heart, have thrown aside his rifle, betaken himself to a straw hat and pastoral crook, fastened bunches of green ribbonto his knees, and devoted the remainder of his life to piping lovelorn ditties in praise of some cruel, stony-hearted shepherdess. But the well-known print of the tiger's royal paw recalled our manhood, and rescued us from the puling life of an Arcadian shepherd. We were once more in our element. We hugged our trusty rifle, thanking our good stars that it was no pastoral crook. And as we loosened our hunting-knife in its sheath, we felt that we loved the sweet spot all the better, now that we had a right to explore its beauties with the free step and roving eye of a hunter. It was at the lower end of this be...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Walter Campbell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 118
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-09803-8
Barcode: 9780217098038
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-09803-7

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