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Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger A Romance of the Mountain West   By: (1860-1940)

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[Illustration: THE RANGER]

CAVANAGH FOREST RANGER

A Romance Of The Mountain West

By HAMLIN GARLAND

Author Of "The Captain of the Gray Horse Troop" "Main Travelled Roads" Etc.

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS New York and London MCMX

Books by HAMLIN GARLAND

Cavanagh Forest Ranger Post 8vo $1.50 The Captain of the Gray Horse Troop. Post 8vo 1.50 Hesper Post 8vo 1.50 Money Magic. Ill'd Post 8vo 1.50 The Light of the Star. Ill'd Post 8vo 1.50 The Tyranny of the Dark. Ill'd. Post 8vo 1.50 The Shadow World Post 8vo 1.35 Main Travelled Roads Post 8vo 1.50 Prairie Folks Post 8vo 1.50 Rose of Dutcher's Coolly Post 8vo 1.50 The Moccasin Ranch. Ill'd Post 8vo 1.00 Trail of the Gold Seekers Post 8vo 1.50 The Long Trail. Ill'd Post 8vo 1.25 Boy Life on the Prairie. Ill'd Post 8vo 1.50 (In Boys' and Girls' Library) .75

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS, N. Y.

Copyright, 1910, by Hamlin Garland

All rights reserved

Published March, 1910

Printed in the United States of America

TO THE FOREST RANGER

WHOSE LONELY VIGIL ON THE HEIGHTS SAFEGUARDS THE PUBLIC HERITAGE

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. The Desert Chariot 1 II. The Forest Ranger 20 III. Lee Virginia Wages War 35 IV. Virginia Takes Another Motor Ride 57 V. Two On the Veranda 80 VI. The Voice from the Heights 97 VII. The Poachers 115 VIII. The Second Attack 132 IX. The Old Sheep Herder 149 X. The Smoke of the Burning 173 XI. Shadows on the Mist 187 XII. Cavanagh's Last Vigil Begins 217 XIII. Cavanagh Asks for Help 230 XIV. The Pest House 247 XV. Wetherford Passes On 265 Conclusion 295

INTRODUCTION

My Dear Mr. Garland: You have been kind enough to let me see the proofs of Cavanagh: Forest Ranger . I have read it with mingled feelings with keen appreciation of your sympathetic understanding of the problems which confronted the Forest Service before the Western people understood it, and with deep regret that I am no longer officially associated with its work (although I am as deeply interested, and almost as closely in touch as ever).

The Western frontier, to the lasting sorrow of all old hunters like yourself, has now practically disappeared. Its people faced life with a manly dependence on their own courage and capacity which did them, and still does them, high honor. Some of them were naturally slow to see the advantages of the new order. But now that they have seen it, there is nowhere more intelligent, convinced, and effective support of the Conservation policies than in the West. The establishment of the new order in some places was not child's play. But there is a strain of fairness among the Western people which you can always count on in such a fight as the Forest Service has made and won.

The Service contains the best body of young men I know, and many splendid veterans. It is nine tenths made up of Western men. It has met the West on its own ground, and it has won the contest an episode of which you have so well described because the West believes in what it stands for... Continue reading book >>




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