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The Silverado Squatters

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Midwest Book Review
In 1880 Stevenson and his new bridge traveled by ferries, trains and carts to Calistoga, California, where he encountered a pioneer wilderness of curious characters, an unprofitable mine, and a rugged country filled with eagles and bears. This will prove an excellent travel story recommended for high school readers of some of Stevenson's other works, who want to round out traditional Stevenson titles.

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In July of 1879, Robert Louis Stevenson received word that his future wife's divorce was almost complete but she was seriously ill. Dropping everything he left Scotland and traveled to Monterey in California.

Pennyless, in broken health, and his writing career in tatters he was nursed back to health by his doctor, his nurse, and his furture wife. His father then provided him money to help and he married. Still too weak to undertake the journey back to Scotland, he spent an unconventional honeymoon in a shanty in a derelict mining camp.

This is his story of their time in the shanty. Other tales of his quest appear in "Essays of Travel" and "Across the Plains."

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The proprietor was a brave old white-faced Swede. He had wandered this way, Heaven knows how, and taken up his acres - I forget how many years ago - all alone, bent double with sciatica, and with six bits in his pocket and an axe upon his shoulder. Long, useless years of seafaring had thus discharged him at the end, penniless and sick.

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This book is in Electronic Paperback Format. If you view this book on any of the computer systems below, it will look like a book. Simple to run, no program to install. Just put the CD in your CDROM drive and start reading. The simple easy to use interface is child tested at pre-school levels.

Windows 3.11, Windows/95, Windows/98, OS/2 and MacIntosh and Linux with Windows Emulation.

Includes Quiet Vision's Dynamic Index. the abilty to build a index for any set of characters or words.



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