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Astoria Volume Ii

By Irving, Washington

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Book Id: WPLBN0000579224
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 32,369,538 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2007

Title: Astoria Volume Ii  
Author: Irving, Washington
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Irving, W. (n.d.). Astoria Volume Ii. Retrieved from http://cn.worldlibrary.net/

Excerpt: ON the banks of Mad River Mr. Hunt held a consultation with the other partners as to their future movements. The wild and impetuous current of the river rendered him doubtful whether it might not abound with impediments lower down, sufficient to render the navigation of it slow and perilous, if not impracticable. The hunters, who had acted as guides, knew nothing of the character of the river below; what rocks, and shoals, and rapids might obstruct it, or through what mountains...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: PAGE -- CHAP. I. A Consultation whether to Proceed -- by lyand or Water Preparations for Boat -- Building An Exploring Party A Party of -- Trappers Detached Two Snake Visitors -- Their Report concerning the River Con -- firmed by the Exploring Party Mad River -- Abandoned Arrival at Henry s Fort Detach -- ment of Robinson, Hoback, and Rezner to -- Trap Mr. Miller Resolves to Accompany -- Them Their Departure I -- CHAP. II. Scanty Fare A Mendicant Snake -- Embarkation on Henry River Joy of the -- Voyageurs Arrival at Snake River Rapids -- and Breakers Beginning of Misfortunes -- Snake Encampments Parley with a Savage -- A Second Disaster I/oss of a Boatman -- The Caldron Linn, 12 -- CHAP. III. Gloomy Council Exploring Parties -- Discouraging Reports Disastrous Experi -- ment Detachments in Quest of Succor -- Caches, How Made Return of One of the -- Detachments Unsuccessful Further Dis -- appointments The Devil s Scuttle Hole, 23


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