Think of how I set out upon my journey so full ofwild, sweet hope! Maybe itll
save you somethin of what Iwent through. The lonelyNovember twilight deepened
All before him seemed golden gleams andstreaks of sunset rose. Adam
decided to wait and exchangegreetings with him. She was like a shy, wild young
fawn; she was a dreaming, exuberant girl. Adam had an almost irresistible
desire to run after Dismukes,to go with him.
Thatemotion was of the distant
past as was the vague peril of her approach.
Think of my forty years of hell,
that now has made me apart of the desert.
What a joy to run and leap after the
quarry! Through this thing Adam saw the almost inconceivable progress of
menupward. He came down onone slope of his circle, to rise up on the other, and
always he wenthigher. But he showed no more indication of emotion.
Wansfell,like a horned-toad on the desert, I changed my outside at Frisco. And
for all I know he may be a spiritof the wind.
Thenshe caught the sound of Adams
stifled gasp. Wondrously transparent she looked, for thesunlight seemed to
shine through her! Its folly to think an toil an hopefor the future. The hours
he had passed thus were innumerable.
He wagged the huge, shaggy head that was
nowgrey. He needed to be high above the desert, where hecould look down. Id be
perfectly happy if I didnt have to spend half the daymending these old
The lacey waterfall shone white and its murmur seemed music of
manystreams. The lacey waterfall shone white and its murmur seemed music of
If I even picked up the long bull whip OldButch would scream and
run to lay his head on me. They played a game of this sort, and to her hadgone
most of the victories.
An I go to Death Valley, but not toseek my fortune. He
felt the glory ofhis beating heart, his throbbing pulse, his sight and all his
>From Paris I went to Rome, an there a queer state of mind came to
The thinkingman he understood; all difficulty of the problem lay hid in
this otherside of him.
She was coming, and the sleepy shade awoke to a gleam
and avoice. Dismukes was a man who could not be halted.