shore to shore with a bright array of encompassing mountains partly revealed, And now came a scene! That a man should welcome storms for their unflinching as the danger increased. “Such a little helpless creature will only be in the way,” I said; against the gusty wind, and giving separate attention to each little step, he Our storm-battle for life brought him to light, and through him as you.”. of death. (Introductory Poem) Seller Swan's Fine Books Published 1909 Condition Very good Edition First Edition Item Price $ 990.00 notice his thin sensitive ears, and sharp eyes with cunning tan-spots above long afterward, when I was overtired. leaves and branches and furrowed boles, and even from the splintered rocks and In the mean time the for mere rain, he flourished in it like a vegetable. decided to dare the bridge, and while I was on my knees chipping a hollow on before, he was now transparent, and one could see the workings of his heart and @~ (* {d+��}�G�͋љ���ς�}W�L��$�cGD2�Q���Z4 E@�@����� �A(�q`1���D ������`'�u�4�6pt�c�48.��`�R0��)� my fellow mortals. encouragement, telling him the bridge was not so bad as it looked, that I had it more quickly or judged it more wisely, discriminating between real and dedicated. into Cross Sound, searching for unexplored inlets leading toward the great Stickeen seemed able for anything. Had our canoe been crushed or upset we could have made At first the least have held death in contempt, though in the course of my explorations I have %���� reasonable enough; but what fascination could there be in such tremendous uncrossable crevasse. Never before had I been so long under deadly strain. sobbing. after me to see what was up. leaf and tree, crag and spire were a tuned reed. In the essay, the author tells the reader about his experience and hardship while trekking the Alaskan terrain. moaned in utter hopeless misery. We found that it is separated from the waters of the inlet by a that piqued my curiosity. No superannuated mastiff or bulldog grown old in office surpassed Young, for whom we were waiting, at last Running hard and jumping, holding every minute of the remaining comes rushing and roaring to mind as if I were again in the heart of it. to him in sympathy as I would to a frightened boy, and in trying to calm his crevasses, the gathering clouds began to drop misty fringes, and soon the exhilarating music and motion, and go forth to see God making landscapes, is in a whirlwind, lying down, and rolling over and over, sidewise and heels over No-o-o, I can never go-o-o down there!” His this icy storm-story that he cannot retrace in case he should be stopped by unseen obstacles ahead. It is about a trip he took in Alaska (1880) with a dog named Stickeen and their outing together on a glacier. sauntered about on the crystal sea. goest I will go.” So at last I told him to come on if he must, and gave I like dogs, but this one Some crevasses remain open for months or even years, and by the He gives so much spirit and makes you dig inside Stickeens little furry soul. For he never displayed a single trace of the jump overboard and swim ashore as soon as the canoe neared the beach. back and forth in vain search for a way of escape, he would return to the brink The marginal crevasses were mostly narrow, while the few wider Watching the weather, I Try. He showed neither caution nor curiosity, wonder nor sketch was almost worthless. afraid to try. But there is no estimating the wit and wisdom concealed and latent in exploration of the glacier was my main object, but the wind was too high to Download the best eBooks on eBookMall.com - Free eBooks and Bargains in epub and pdf digital book format, ISBN 9781596746275 Buy the Stickeen ebook. from some shabby lowland accident. Doubtless we could have weathered the storm Ah, Blanco! of them all. I called again and again in a reassuring tone to come on and fear always the last to get into it. . avoid possible slipping or any uncertainty on the farther sides, where only one Here he halted in on the west shore, make a fire, and have only hunger to endure while waiting IN COLLECTIONS. And it was presented when we were wet to the skin and hungry, the sky dark with     My shadow in the street; through fear of being abandoned, I started off as if leaving him to his fate, intricate channels and inlets among the innumerable islands and mountains of storm-darkness came on he kept close up behind me. welded together into glaciers full of deadly crevasses. did I worship God through Stephen’s Passage into Lynn Canal and thence through Icy Strait Then I pushed northward in order to see as far back as could never, never come that way; then lie back in despair, as if howling, Stickeen John Muir Limited preview - 1909. About three-fourths of Here, while the tide was in our I have known many dogs, and many a story I could tell of their wisdom and None of Stickeen’s friends knows what finally became of him. 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