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The Adirondack, Or, Life in the Woods
by:Joel Tyler Headley
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1861 Original Publisher: C. Scribner Subjects: Sports Indians of North America Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get...
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1861 Original Publisher: C. Scribner Subjects: Sports Indians of North America Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: ASCENT OF MOUNT TAHAWUS A MAN SHOT A HARD TRAMP GLORIOUS PROSPECT A CAMP SCENE. Backwoods, July 12. Hurrah ! we are off, and crossing a branch of the Hudson near its source, enter the forest, Indian file, and stretch forward. It is no child's play before us ; and the twenty miles we are to travel will test the blood and muscle of every one. The first few miles there is a rough path, which was cut last summer, in order to bring out the body of Mr. Henderson. It is a great help, but filled with sad associations. At length we came to the spot where twenty-five workmen watched with the body in the forest all night. It was too late to get through, and here they kindled their camp-fire, and stayed. The rough poles are still there, on which the corpse rested. " Here," says Cheney, " on this log I sat all night, and heldMr. Henderson's little son, eleven years of age, in my arms. Oh, how he cried to be taken in to his mother ; but it was impossible to find our way through the woods ; and he, at length, cried himself to sleep in my arms. Oh, it was a dreadful night." A mile further on, and we came to the rock where he was shot. It stands by a little pond, and was selected by them to dine upon. Cheney was standing on the other side of the pond, with the little boy, whither he had gone to make a raft, on which to take some trout, when he heard the report of a gun, and then a scream; and looking across, saw Mr. 'Henderson clasp his arms twice over his breast, exclaiming, " I am shot!" The son fainted by Chene...
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