By Susanne George Bloomfield
Ahead of MP3 avid gamers, DVDs, and games, ahead of even television and radio, American young ones entertained themselves by means of examining. usually what they learn have been renowned magazines geared toward the entire kinfolk; a weekly newspaper corresponding to The Youth’s better half or a per thirty days journal like St. Nicholas have been approximately all a turn-of-the-century kinfolk might have enough money. yet what those guides afforded was once useful, and it truly is this schooling in mind's eye and American existence that Adventures within the West revisits. Adventures within the West brings jointly twenty-six tales from The Youth’s better half and St. Nicholas to provide a special standpoint at the values of the time. The tales additionally demonstrate the typical myths, attitudes, and prejudices of existence at the western frontier, mirrored within the classes those courses imparted to a tender viewers. to reinforce the reader’s knowing, the editors have further historic and cultural heritage for every tale. the superior writers of the time, together with L. Frank Baum, Hamlin Garland, and Mary Austin, write of a West that mirrors American historical past and the values the authors sought to advertise. jam-packed with the exploits of cowpunchers, pioneers, brave Indians, and plucky animals, those riveting tales additionally embrace the ideals and studies of an period and inform a couple of tale in their day. (20071021)
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Well, I guess I can ﬁx it up with the man I work for,” he said. “He happens to be my uncle, and I’m in charge of things myself over at the ranch this winter. ” Then, as he saw the tears rush into Sister Anne’s blue eyes, he added softly, “It’s Christmas to-morrow, and I should like to give you a Christmas present. ” She tried to thank him, but he only smiled and broke in upon her quickly. “By the way, I hear that your father is something of a carpenter. We’ve got a lot of odd jobs that need doing at the Bonita Ranch if he’ll come over.
He lost sight of the shadowy spot he had seen so far away. If he had known that it was a party of Assiniboins on the war-path, he might have thought twice about continuing to the lake, and would probably have returned along his trail to give warning to his tribe. But his head was too full of the singing of the birds and of the breath of the roses, and, above all, of the great thought of the buffaloes, ﬁghting below the lake. It was late in the afternoon when, at last, he sighted the lake. It lay, a gray sheet with a glint of silver, glimmering under the sun.
Fat trout ﬂashed in the pools; but the boys paid no attention to them, for from a thicket on the other side of a little natural glade came the “gobble-obble-obble” and then the skir-r-r! of the wild turkey. ” whispered Póh-hlaik to his companion’s suggestion. “We will wait here—for he will come out to the brook with his family. ” They lay quietly in a thick clump of alders, grasping each his bow, with an arrow at the string. The gobbler repeated his cry—and suddenly it was echoed from behind them!
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