By Susanne George Bloomfield
Prior to MP3 avid gamers, DVDs, and games, prior to even television and radio, American young ones entertained themselves via analyzing. frequently what they learn have been renowned magazines geared toward the total relatives; a weekly newspaper reminiscent of The Youth’s significant other or a per month journal like St. Nicholas have been approximately all a turn-of-the-century kin may possibly have enough money. yet what those guides afforded was once worthwhile, and it truly is this schooling in mind's eye and American lifestyles that Adventures within the West revisits. Adventures within the West brings jointly twenty-six tales from The Youth’s spouse and St. Nicholas to provide a distinct viewpoint at the values of the time. The tales additionally display the typical myths, attitudes, and prejudices of lifestyles at the western frontier, mirrored within the classes those courses imparted to a tender viewers. to reinforce the reader’s realizing, the editors have extra old and cultural history for every tale. the very best writers of the time, together with L. Frank Baum, Hamlin Garland, and Mary Austin, write of a West that mirrors American background and the values the authors sought to advertise. full of the exploits of cowpunchers, pioneers, brave Indians, and plucky animals, those riveting tales additionally include the ideals and stories of an period and inform multiple tale in their day. (20071021)
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A brindle steer with widespreading horns, which was directly in his way, seemed determined George Washington Ogden 23 to keep him back. Seth drew his revolver and sent a bullet into the beast’s head. It dropped, and the others swerved aside. Minnie was not ten yards ahead, but already he could see the leaders of the herd dropping over the river bank and could hear their frightened bellowing. When Seth reached the girl, she put her hand, cold with sweat, into the hand he held out to her, and smiled.
Two pairs of hands went up in an instant, and the next moment a big round silver dollar had lodged between the palms of each. ” he cried, as he wheeled again. Tom and Denny were too dazed to speak, but Sister Anne sent a quick, sweet call ﬂying after him, “Merry Christmas! ” and the boys had taken it up a minute later, shouting it at the top of their lungs. It was only about an hour before the wagon, which Sister Anne had watched so long in the morning, drew up at the door. There were two tired people in it, glad to get home, and four children, wonderfully glad to see them, crowded about, and tried to tell them all at once the amazing thing that had happened in their absence.
They found the herd in full stampede, and fell in behind it; they knew full well that if the girl were once caught in the midst of the maddened cattle she would not have one chance in ten of getting out. ” For two hours they rode side by side, crowding ahead past lagging cattle and taking advantage of every opening. Finally the shifting of the herd separated them, and when morning broke, Seth rode alone. When he ﬁrst sighted Minnie he was not sure that his eyes and the dim light had not played him a trick; but forging on with new hope and vigor, he soon settled all doubt.