+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories - Bret Harte

The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories

Paperback

Published: 15th July 2007
Ships: 15 business days
15 business days
$26.87

Other Available Formats (Hide)

Where the North Fork of the Stanislaus River begins to lose its youthful grace, vigor, and agility, and broadens more maturely into the plain, there is a little promontory which at certain high stages of water lies like a small island in the stream. To the strongly-marked heroics of Sierran landscape it contrasts a singular, pastoral calm. White and gray mosses from the overhanging rocks and feathery alders trail their filaments in its slow current, and between the woodland openings there are glimpses of vivid velvet sward, even at times when the wild oats and "wire-grasses" of the plains are already yellowing. The placid river, unstained at this point by mining sluices or mill drift, runs clear under its contemplative shadows. Originally the camping-ground of a Digger Chief, it passed from his tenancy with the American rifle bullet that terminated his career. The pioneer who thus succeeded to its attractive calm gave way in turn to a well-directed shot from the revolver of a quartz-prospector, equally impressed with the charm of its restful tranquillity. How long he might have enjoyed its riparian seclusion is not known.

ISBN: 9781421845074
ISBN-10: 1421845075
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15th July 2007
Publisher: 1st World Library
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.31