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The Comstock Club (Classic Reprint)

The Comstock Club (Classic Reprint)

by C. C. Goodwin
     
 

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"The pioneer! Who shall fitly tell the story of his life and work?

"The soldier leads an assault; it lasts but a few minutes; he knows that whether he lives or dies, immortality will be his reward. What wonder that there are brave soldiers!

"Hut when this soldier of peace assaults the wilderness. no bugles sound the charge; the

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Excerpt from The Comstock Club

"The pioneer! Who shall fitly tell the story of his life and work?

"The soldier leads an assault; it lasts but a few minutes; he knows that whether he lives or dies, immortality will be his reward. What wonder that there are brave soldiers!

"Hut when this soldier of peace assaults the wilderness. no bugles sound the charge; the forest, the desert, the wild beast, the savage, the malaria, the fatigue, are the foes that lurk to ambush him, and if, against the unequal odds, he falls, no volleys are fired above him; the pitiless world merely sponges his name from its slate.

"Thus he blazes the trails, thus he fells the trees, thus he plants his rude stakes, thus he faces the hardships, and whatever fate awaits him. his self-contained soul keeps its finger on his lips, and no lamentations are heard.

"He smooths the rugged fields, he turns the streams, and the only cheer that is his is when he sees the grain ripen, and the flowers bloom where before was only the frown of the wilderness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331359517
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/14/2015
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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