The Tent Dwellers

The Tent Dwellers

by Albert Bigelow Paine
     
 

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Popular novel, first published in 1908. According to Wikipedia: "Albert Bigelow Paine (10 July 1861 – 9 April 1937) was an American author and biographer best known for his work with Mark Twain. Paine was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Committee and wrote in several genres, including fiction, humour, and verse.”

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Popular novel, first published in 1908. According to Wikipedia: "Albert Bigelow Paine (10 July 1861 – 9 April 1937) was an American author and biographer best known for his work with Mark Twain. Paine was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Committee and wrote in several genres, including fiction, humour, and verse.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455423439
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
10/20/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
331 KB

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Chapter Cfjree EDDIE could not wait until June. When the earliest April buds became tiny, pale-green beadsthat green which is like the green of no other substance or seasonalong certain gray branches in the park across the way, when there was a hint and flavor of stirring life in the morning sun, then there came a new bristle into Eddie's hair, a new gleam into his glasses, and I felt that the wood gods were calling, and that he must obey. " It is proper that one of us should go on ahead," he argued, " and be arranging for guides, canoes and the like at the other end." I urged that it was too soonthat the North was still white and hard with cold-that preliminaries could be arranged by letter. I finally suggested that there were still many things he would want to buy. He wavered then, but it was no use. Eddie can put on a dinner dress with the best and he has dined with kings. But he is a cave-, a cliff- and a tree- dweller in his soul and the gods of his ancestors were not to be gainsaid. He must be on the ground, he declared, and as for the additional articles we might need, he would send me lists. Of course, I knew he would do that, just as I knew that the one and mightyreason for his going was to be where he could smell the first breath of the budding North and catch the first flash and gleam of the waking trout in the nearby waters. He was off, then, and the lists came as promised. I employed a sort of general purchasing agent at length to attend to them, though this I dared not confess, for to Eddie it would have been a sacrilege not easy to forgive. That I could delegate to another any of the precious pleasure of preparation, and reduce the sacred functions of securingcertain brands of eating chocolate, camp candles, and boot grease (three kinds) to a commer...

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