By Susanne George Bloomfield
Sooner than MP3 avid gamers, DVDs, and games, sooner than even television and radio, American little ones entertained themselves by means of analyzing. frequently what they learn have been renowned magazines aimed toward the total kin; a weekly newspaper similar to The Youth’s better half or a per 30 days journal like St. Nicholas have been approximately all a turn-of-the-century relations may well have enough money. yet what those guides afforded used to be beneficial, and it really is this schooling in mind's eye and American existence that Adventures within the West revisits. Adventures within the West brings jointly twenty-six tales from The Youth’s significant other and St. Nicholas to supply a different viewpoint at the values of the time. The tales additionally display the typical myths, attitudes, and prejudices of existence at the western frontier, mirrored within the classes those courses imparted to a tender viewers. to reinforce the reader’s figuring out, the editors have additional old and cultural heritage for every tale. the very best writers of the time, together with L. Frank Baum, Hamlin Garland, and Mary Austin, write of a West that mirrors American heritage and the values the authors sought to advertise. full of the exploits of cowpunchers, pioneers, brave Indians, and plucky animals, those riveting tales additionally include the ideals and reports of an period and inform a couple of tale in their day. (20071021)
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Vaile 33 She took it with a warm little clasp, and then a sudden hospitable impulse came into her heart. “Wouldn’t you like some coffee before you go? ” “Thank you,” and the young man looked greatly pleased. ” Then he sat down again and watched Sister Anne while she ﬂew to the cupboard for a handful of coffee, and ground it in the mill against the wall, and measured it carefully into the pot, and set a cup and saucer ready on the table beside him. ” he said; and he praised the coffee when his cup was poured, and declared the color was exactly right and the ﬂavor just as he liked it.
And Nawa, the medicine-man, who had lived such countless moons that not even the oldest brave in the tribe could remember a time when Nawa was not old, declared that, if only you arrived at the right time, on the right night, you would see the buffaloes rise out of the middle of the lake and come crowding to the shore; for there, he said, was the sacred spot where the buffaloes began. It was not only Nawa who declared that the buffaloes had their beginnings under water, and were born in the depths of the lake.
The great cattle-raisers had a settled hostility to the little farmers who carved their hundred and sixty acres out of the “open range,” and found ways in plenty to make their unfriendliness felt. With it all an utter discouragement had fallen upon John Bowman. To recover his health and go away was the only thing he hoped for now. “I do hope they’ll have a good time,” said Sister Anne, as she turned to go into the cabin. It was just at that moment that she saw a man on horseback, riding toward her.