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The Forester's Daughter A Romance of the Bear-Tooth Range   By: (1860-1940)

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[Illustration: HER FACE SHONE AS SHE CALLED OUT: "WELL, HOW DO YOU STACK UP THIS MORNING?" (See page 31)]

THE FORESTER'S DAUGHTER

A Romance of the Bear Tooth Range

By HAMLIN GARLAND

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

Illustrated

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS New York and London MCMXIV

COPYRIGHT. 1914. BY HAMLIN GARLAND

Printed in the United States of America Published February, 1914 A O

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I The Happy Girl 1 II A Ride In The Rain 19 III Wayland Receives a Warning 46 IV The Supervisor of the Forest 68 V The Golden Pathway 82 VI Storm Bound 110 VII The Walk in the Rain 123 VIII The Other Girl 142 IX Further Perplexities 159 X The Camp on the Pass 173 XI The Death Grapple 195 XII Berrie's Vigil 204 XIII The Gossips Awake 223 XIV The Summons 247 XV A Matter of Millinery 260 XVI The Private Car 274

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HER FACE SHONE AS SHE CALLED OUT: "WELL, HOW DO YOU STACK UP THIS MORNING?" Frontispiece

THE GIRL BEHIND HIM WAS A WONDROUS PART OF THIS WILD AND UNACCOUNTABLE COUNTRY 6

SHE FOUND HERSELF CONFRONTED BY AN ENDLESS MAZE OF BLACKENED TREE TRUNKS 140

THE SLENDER YOUTH WENT DOWN BEFORE THE BIG RANCHER AS THOUGH STRUCK BY A CATAPULT 195

AUTHOR'S FOREWORD

This little story is the outcome of two trips (neither of which was in the Bear Tooth Forest) during the years 1909 and 1910. Its main claim on the reader's interest will lie, no doubt, in the character of Berea McFarlane; but I find myself re living with keen pleasure the splendid drama of wind and cloud and swaying forest which made the expeditions memorable.

The golden trail is an actuality for me. The camp on the lake was mine. The rain, the snow I met. The prying camp robbers, the grouse, the muskrats, the beaver were my companions. But Berrie was with me only in imagination. She is a fiction, born of a momentary, powerful hand clasp of a Western rancher's daughter. The story of Wayland Norcross is fiction also. But the McFarlane ranch, the mill, and the lonely ranger stations are closely drawn pictures of realities. Although the stage of my comedy is Colorado, I have not held to any one locality. The scene is composite.

It was my intention, originally, to write a much longer and more important book concerning Supervisor McFarlane, but Berrie took the story into her own strong hands and made of it something so intimate and so idyllic that I could not bring the more prosaic element into it. It remained personal and youthful in spite of my plans, a divergence for which, perhaps, most of my readers will be grateful.

As for its title, I had little to do with its selection. My daughter, Mary Isabel, aged ten, selected it from among a half dozen others, and for luck I let it stand, although it sounds somewhat like that of a paper bound German romance. For the sub title my publishers are responsible.

Finally, I warn the reader that this is merely the very slender story of a young Western girl who, being desired of three strong men, bestows her love on a "tourist" whose weakness is at once her allurement and her care. The administration problem, the sociologic theme, which was to have made the novel worth while, got lost in some way on the low trail and never caught up with the lovers... Continue reading book >>




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