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The Watchers of the Trails A Book of Animal Life   By: (1860-1943)

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The Watchers of the Trails: A Book of Animal Life by Charles George Douglas Roberts is a captivating exploration into the world of animals. Through vivid descriptions and captivating storytelling, Roberts takes readers on a journey through the wilderness, offering a unique perspective into the lives of various creatures.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this book is Roberts' ability to bring these animals to life on the page. From the powerful and majestic grizzly bear to the elusive and cunning lynx, each animal is portrayed in intricate detail, highlighting their habits, behaviors, and interactions with their environment. The author’s rich language and careful observation make it easy for readers to envision these animals in their natural habitats.

Furthermore, Roberts showcases a strong commitment to portraying the intricacies of the animals' lives. Instead of simply focusing on the surface level of their existence, he delves deep into their social structures, hunting techniques, and survival instincts. By doing so, he offers readers a profound understanding of the challenges these creatures face daily and the incredible adaptations they possess.

In addition to the captivating narratives, Roberts infuses the book with an underlying sense of reverence and respect for nature. His prose reveals a deep love for the wilderness and its inhabitants, urging readers to recognize the profound beauty and importance of the natural world. This theme resonates throughout the entire book, making it not only an entertaining read but also a thought-provoking exploration of humans' role in preserving the delicate balance of nature.

Although the book predominantly focuses on North American animals, its appeal extends beyond geographical boundaries. The universal themes of survival, adaptation, and the interconnection between all living beings make it an engrossing read for nature enthusiasts of any background. Whether one is familiar with the creatures discussed or is encountering them for the first time, Roberts' vivid descriptions ensure that readers will be left with a newfound appreciation for the wonders of the animal kingdom.

Overall, The Watchers of the Trails: A Book of Animal Life is an enthralling account of the intricate web of life that exists in our natural world. Charles George Douglas Roberts' poetic prose and remarkable attention to detail make this book a gem for anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of animals and their environments. It is a testament to the value of nature, reminding us that we are not the only inhabitants of this planet, and that there is much we can learn from our fellow creatures who call it home.

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The Watchers of the Trails

A Book of Animal Life


[Illustration: "A HUGE BLACK BEAR STANDING IN THE TRAIL." ( See page 177 )]



Author of

" The Kindred of the Wild ," " The Heart of the Ancient Wood ," " Barbara Ladd ," " The Forge in the Forest ," " Poems ," etc.


With many Illustrations by




Copyright, 1904, by The S. S. McClure Co.

Copyright, 1904, by Perry Mason Company

Copyright, 1903, 1904, by Robert Howard Russell

Copyright, 1903, by The Metropolitan Magazine Company

Copyright, 1903, by The Success Company

Copyright, 1902, 1903, by The Outing Publishing Company

Copyright, 1902, by Frank Leslie Publishing House

Copyright, 1904, by L. C. Page & Company (INCORPORATED) All rights reserved

Published, June, 1904

Colonial Press Electrotyped and Printed by C. H. Simonds & Co. Boston, Mass., U. S. A.

To My Fellow of the Wild Ernest Thompson Seton


Prefatory Note

In the preface to a former volume[1] I have endeavoured to trace the development of the modern animal story and have indicated what appeared to me to be its tendency and scope... Continue reading book >>

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