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Ranch Life and The Hunting-Trail
by Theodore Roosevelt

 

AUTHOR OF "HUNTING TRIPS OF A RANCHMAN," PRESIDENT OF THE BOONE AND CROCKETT CLUB OF NEW YORK, HONORARY MEMBER OF THE LONDON ALPINE CLUB, ETC., ETC.

1888


"Oh, our manhood's prime vigor! No Spirit feels waste,
Not a muscle is stopped in its playing nor sinew untraced.
Oh, the wild joys of living! the leaping from rock up to rock,
The strong rending of boughs from the fir-tree, the cool silver shock
Of the plunge in a pool's living water, the hunt of the bear, . . .
And the sleep in the dried river-channel where bulrushes tell
That the water was wont to go warbling so softly and well.
How good is man's life, the mere living."

BROWNING


TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. THE CATTLE COUNTRY OF THE FAR WEST

II. OUT ON THE RANGE

III. THE HOME RANCH

IV. THE ROUND-UP

V. WINTER WEATHER

VI. FRONTIER TYPES

VII. RED AND WHITE ON THE BORDER

VIII. SHERIFF'S WORK ON A RANCH

IX. THE RANCHMAN'S RIFLE ON CRAG AND PRAIRIE

X. THE WAPITI, OR ROUND-HORNED ELK

XI. THE BIG HORN SHEEP

XII. THE GAME OF THE HIGH PEAKS: THE WHITE GOAT


Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail Continued


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