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The Deerslayer - Chapter II The Deerslayer - Chapter II

The Deerslayer - Chapter II
"Thou'rt passing from the lake's green side,And the hunter's hearth away;For the time of flowers, for the summer's pride,Daughter! thou canst not stay."Mrs. Hemans, 'Edith. A Tale of the Woods" II. 191-94 Our two adventurers had not far to go. Hurry knew the direction, as soon as he had found the open spot and the spring, and he now led on with the confident step of a man assured of his object. The forest was dark, as a matter of course, but it was no longer obstructed by underbrush, and the footing was firm and dry. After proceeding near a mile,... Long Stories - Post by : goodbuydays - Date : December 2010 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 1976

The Deerslayer - Chapter I The Deerslayer - Chapter I

The Deerslayer - Chapter I
"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,There is a rapture on the lonely shore.There is society where none intrudes,By the deep sea, and music in its roar :I love not man the less, but nature more,From these our interviews, in which I stealFrom all I may be, or have been before,To mingle with the universe, and feelWhat I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal"Childe Harold. On the human imagination events produce the effects of time. Thus, he who has travelled far and seen much is apt to fancy that he has lived long; and the history that most... Long Stories - Post by : mastrlynx - Date : December 2010 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 2919

New York New York

New York
THE increase of the towns of Manhattan, as, for the sake of convenience, we shall term New York and her adjuncts, in all that contributes to the importance of a great commercial mart, renders them one of the most remarkable places of the present age. Within the distinct recollections of living men, they have grown from a city of the fifth or sixth class to be near the head of all the purely trading places of the known world. That there are sufficient causes for this unparalleled prosperity, will appear in the analysis of the natural advantages of the port, in... Short Stories - Post by : 36798 - Date : October 2009 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 1834

The Lake Gun The Lake Gun

The Lake Gun
The Seneca is remarkable for its "Wandering Jew," and the "Lake Gun." The first is a tree so balanced that when its roots are clear of the bottom it floats with its broken and pointed trunk a few feet above the surface of the water, driving before the winds, or following in the course of the currents. At times, the "Wandering Jew" is seen off Jefferson, near the head of this beautiful sheet; and next it will appear anchored, as it might be, in the shallow water near the outlet.{"Wandering Jew" = The medieval legend of Ahasueras, who mocked Christ on... Short Stories - Post by : Yoon_Ho_Um - Date : October 2009 - Author : James Fenimore Cooper - Read : 3244