Devil's Ford, Etc (Classic Reprint)

Devil's Ford, Etc (Classic Reprint)

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IT was a season-of unequalled prosperity in Devil's Ford. The half a dozen cabins scattered along the banks Of the North Fork, as if by some over?ow of that capricious river, had become augmented during a week of fierce excitement by twenty or thirty others, that were huddled together on the narrow gorge of Devil's Spur, or cast up on its steep sides. So sudden and violent had been the change of fortune, that the dwellers in the Older cabins had not had time to change with it, but still kept their Old habits, customs, and even their Old clothes. The ?our-pan in which their daily bread was mixed stood on the rude table side by side with the 'pro specting-pans,' half full of gold washed up from their morning's work; the front windows of the newer tenements looked upon the one single thoroughfare, but the back-doors opened upon the uncleared wilder ness, still haunted by the misshapen bulk of bear or the nightly gliding of catamount.

Neither had success as yet affected their boyish simplicity and the frankness Of old frontier habits; they played with their new-found riches with the naive delight of children, and rehearsed their glow ing future with the importance and triviality of schoolboys.

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