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Winter Sports at Huntington Lake Lodge in the High Sierras; The Story of the First Annual Ice and Snow Carnival of the Commercial Club of Fresno, California (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
Discovery Miles 2 700
Winter Sports at Huntington Lake Lodge in the High Sierras; The Story of the First Annual Ice and Snow Carnival of the...

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Winter Sports at Huntington Lake Lodge in the High Sierras; The Story of the First Annual Ice and Snow Carnival of the Commercial Club of Fresno, California (Paperback)

George Wharton James

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Loot Price R270 Discovery Miles 2 700

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI THE WINTER CARNIVAL AT HUNTINGTON LAKE ILOTED through the snow tunnels or run ways, the varnivalists reached the foyer of the Lodge. Here blazing fires welcomed them, and their eyes were delighted with the fir and spruce adornments of the walls, beams and open ceiling of the hall. The odors of the mountains were chambered in the rooms, and thus the very spirit of the High Sierras began immediately to flow into them. Barely did they give themselves time to wash and dress before they responded to the dinner call. There were no laggards at any meal during the stay of the party. Mountain air, in winter especially, is provocative of excellently sharp appetites, and none called for high-balls, cock-tails, or the other "appetizers" deemed so necessary to stimulate the jaded palates of overfed city-dwellers in their regular habitats. No sooner was the meal ended than the fun began. The first order was to listen to the reading of the rules, which had been framed expressly to meet the requirements of this party. Some of these rules were as follows: This is a family party and it is expected that all will radiate good cheer, kindly feeling, friendliness and jollity. Wives are expected to speak to every husband except their own, and no husband is allowed to dance with his own wife. The management hereby gives notice that it positively refuses to be responsible for diamond-set garters, diamondset nose rings and other precious stones of greater value than Two Million Dollars per guest. As none of our guests are less than multi-millionaires we request that all use as good grammar as possible. All complaints must be made in person to the management at the hour of Two A. M. on the crest of Dam No. 1, two miles away. It is possible that before the...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: George Wharton James
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 18
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-52216-7
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-154-52216-4
Barcode: 9781154522167

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