The Price of the Prairie: A Story of Kansas (Classic Reprint)

The Price of the Prairie: A Story of Kansas (Classic Reprint)

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by Margaret Hill McCarter
     
 

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I Can hear it always - the Call of the Prairie. The passing of sixty Winters has left me a vigorous man, although my hair is as white as the January snowdrift in the draws, and the strenuous events of some of the years have put a tax on my strength. I shall always limp a little in my right foot - that was

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I Can hear it always - the Call of the Prairie. The passing of sixty Winters has left me a vigorous man, although my hair is as white as the January snowdrift in the draws, and the strenuous events of some of the years have put a tax on my strength. I shall always limp a little in my right foot - that was left out on the plains one freezing night with nothing under it but the earth, and nothing over it but the sky. Still, considering that although the sixty years were spent mainly in that pioneer time when every day in Kansas was its busy day, I am not even beginning to feel old. Neither am I sentimental and inclined to poetry. Life has given me mostly her prose selections for my study.

But this love of the Prairie is a part of my being. All the comedy and tragedy of these sixty years have had them for a setting, and I can no more put them out of my life than the Scotchman can forget the heather, or the Swiss emigrant in the flat green lowland can forget the icy passes of the glacier-polished Alps. Geography is an element of every man's life. The prairies are in the red corpuscles of my blood. Up and down their rippling billows my memory runs.

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ISBN-13:
9781330878323
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/07/2015
Pages:
514
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.03(d)

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Margret Hill is my nana .