A Tramp Across the Continent (Classic Reprint)

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I would have this unpretentious book taken only for what it is - the wayside notes of a happy vagabondizing. It was written in hurried moments by the coal-oil lamps of country hotels, the tallow dips of section-house or ranch, the smoky pine knots of the cowboy's or the hunter's cabin, the crackling fogon of a Mexican adobe, or the snapping greasewood of my lonely campfire upon the plains; and from that vagrant body and Spirit I have not tried to over-civilize it. A prim chronicle of such a trip would be no chronicle at all. Nor have I desired to make it either an atlas or an encyclo paedia of the country. Economic and geographic essays do not belong within its scope. It is merely a truthful record of some of the experiences and impressions of a walk across the continent - the diary of a man who got outside the fences of civil ization and was glad of it. It is the simple story of joy on legs.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Charles F. Lummis


Published Date - August 22 2019

ISBN - 9781528343336

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm

Page Count - 284

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