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The Scalp Hunters Volume 3 (Paperback) Loot Price: R274
Discovery Miles 2 740
The Scalp Hunters Volume 3 (Paperback): Mayne Reid

The Scalp Hunters Volume 3 (Paperback)

Mayne Reid

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Loot Price R274 Discovery Miles 2 740

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. THE WAR-TRAIL. The band was mounted by earliest dawn; and as the notes of the bugle died away, our horses plashed through the river, crossing to the other side. "We. soon debouched from the timbered bottom, coming out upon sandy plains that stretched westward to the Mimbres mountains. We rode over these plains in a southerly direction, climbing long ridees of sand that traversed them from east to west. The drift lay in deep furrows; and our horses sank above the fetlocks as we journeyed. We were crossing the western section of the "Jornada." We travelled in Indian file. Habit has formed this disposition among Indians and hunters on the march. The tangled paths of the forest, and the narrow defiles of the mountains, admit of no other. Even when passing a plain, our cavalcade was strung out for a quarter of a mile. The atajo followed, in charge of the " arrieros." For the first day of our march, we kept on without " nooning.' There was neither grass nor water on the route; and a halt under the hot sun would not have refreshed us. Early in the afternoon, a dark line became visible, stretching across the plain. As we drew nearer, a green wall rose before us; and we distinguished the groves of ottonwood. The hunters knew it to be the timber on the Paloma. We were soon passing under the shade of its quivering canopy; and reaching the banks of a clear stream, we halted for the night. Our camp was formed without either tents or lodges. Those used on the Del Norte had been left behind in cache. An expedition like ours could not be cumbered with camp baggage. Each man's blanket was his house, his bed, and his cloak. Fires were kindled, and ribs roasted; and, fatigued with our journey--the first day's ride has always this effect--we...


Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Mayne Reid
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 46
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-35045-5
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-230-35045-4
Barcode: 9781230350455

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