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The K. K. K (Classic Reprint)

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Notwithstanding locked wheels and constant tugging against the breeching on the part of the hindmost mules, the conveyance now went forward at headlong rate, bumping against huge boul ders. And scattering the fearful housewife's plunder, with now and then a few of the children, promiscuously along the route. Oftentimes spokes and tires were smashed, axles broken, or tongues shattered, and it took days to mend up and start afresh on the journey to a new home in the wilderness. All this was in the good old times that we dream so fondly about, and which no body in his senses would like to have restored. The railroad from St. Louis to Nashville now cleaves in twain this exasperating Par adise Ridge, and the sleepy traveler may glide smoothly down from Ridgetop to Baker's, at the foot, without ever being aroused from his nap.

The Marrowbone Hills, however, lie back of the narrow ridge just described, which stretches out from among them like the crooked handle of a gourd. The hill country proper is a pleasant land, where moderate heights and fertile valleys, wooded tracts, cleared fields, and running waters greet the eye of the traveler in agreeable diversity. The soil, even on the steep hillsides, yields a fair return to honest labor, and the atmosphere, owing to the general elevation of the country, is bracing and healthy nearly all the year round. The plain farmer folk who till the earth and spend their days here seldom achieve, or aspire to, great wealth, but they constitute a manly class, who hold their heads up, and generally manage - as they themselves frequently boast - to get through life without begging, borrowing or stealing.

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Titel: The K. K. K (Classic Reprint)
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EAN: 9781330648629
ISBN: 1330648625
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 368
Gewicht: 493g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T19mm
Jahr: 2015

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