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SPECIAL EDITION

WITH THE WORLD'S GREAT TRAVELLERS

EDITED BY CHARLES MORRIS AND OLIVER H. G. LEIGH

Vol. I

CHICAGO UNION BOOK COMPANY 1901

COPYRIGHT 1896 AND 1897 BY J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY

COPYRIGHT 1901 E. R. DUMONT

[Illustration: THE PRODIGAL'S RETURN PAINTING BY SPADA]

CONTENTS.

SUBJECT. AUTHOR. PAGE

New Dependencies of the United States OLIVER H. G. LEIGH 9 Winter and Summer in New England HARRIET MARTINEAU 22 Niagara Falls and the Thousand Islands CHARLES MORRIS 31 From New York to Washington in 1866 HENRY LATHAM 39 The Natural Bridge and Tunnel of EDWARD A. POLLARD 49 Virginia Plantation Life in War Times WILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL 62 Among Florida Alligators S. C. CLARKE 74 In the Mammoth Cave THÉRÈSE YELVERTON 83 Down the Ohio and Mississippi THOMAS L. NICHOLS 94 From New Orleans to Red River FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED 104 Winter on the Prairies G. W. FEATHERSTONHAUGH 114 A Hunter's Christmas Dinner J. S. CAMPION 124 A Colorado "Round Up" ALFRED TERRY BACON 133 Among the Cow boys LOUIS C. BRADFORD 141 Hunting the Buffalo WASHINGTON IRVING 147 In the Country of the Sioux MERIWETHER LEWIS 157 The Great Falls of the Missouri WILLIAM CLARKE 168 Hunting Scenes in Canadian Woods B. A. WATSON 178 The Grand Falls of Labrador HENRY G. BRYANT 189 Life Among the Esquimaux WILLIAM EDWARD PARRY 200 Fugitives from the Arctic Seas ELISHA KENT KANE 210 Rescued from Death W. S. SCHLEY 220 The Muir Glacier SEPTIMA M. COLLIS 230 A Summer Trip to Alaska JAMES A. HARRISON 239 The Fort William Henry Massacre JONATHAN CARVER 249 The Gaucho and His Horse THOMAS J. HUTCHINSON 257 Valparaiso and Its Vicinity CHARLES DARWIN 265 An Escape from Captivity BENJAMIN F. BOURNE 274

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VOLUME I

THE PRODIGAL'S RETURN Frontispiece MORRO CASTLE, HAVANA 14 WASHINGTON ELM, CAMBRIDGE 28 NEW YORK AND THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE 42 ON THE COAST OF FLORIDA 78 SUNRISE FROM THE SUMMIT OF PIKE'S PEAK 134 A KANSAS CYCLONE 144 THE CATSKILLS SUNRISE FROM SOUTH MOUNTAIN 180 PARLIAMENT HOUSES, OTTAWA 198 WINTER IN THE FAR NORTH 214 MUIR GLACIER, ALASKA 236

PREFACE.

Next to actual travel, the reading of first class travel stories by men and women of genius is the finest aid to the broadening of views and enlargement of useful knowledge of men and the world's ways. It is the highest form of intellectual recreation, with the advantage over fiction reading of satisfying the wholesome desire for facts. With all our modern enthusiasm for long journeys and foreign travel, now so easy of accomplishment, we see but very little of the great world. The fact that ocean voyages are now called mere "trips" has not made us over familiar with even our own kinsfolk in our new dependencies... Continue reading book >>


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