By Elia Wilkinson Peattie
Elia Wilkinson Peattie was once a prolific fiction author who distinctive her reviews as a lady within the West in dozens of essays, brief tales, and novels. In "A Mountain Woman," Peattie provides us the pleasing story of a cosmopolitan big apple urban architect who marries a country yet eminently useful girl from the mountains of Colorado and brings her again to the East to mingle with excessive society. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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After the yeomen have fought the conquering fight, it is well enough to bring in gentlemen, who are sometimes clever lawmakers, and who look well on thrones or in presidential chairs. But to return to the winter of the small- pox. It was then that the priest and Ninon grew to know each other well. They be- came acquainted first in the cabin where four of the trappers lay tossing in delirium. The horrible smell of disease weighted the air. Outside wet snow fell continuously and the clouds seemed to rest only a few feet above the sullen bluffs.
They had no medicine, but they continually rubbed the suffering men with bear's grease. "It's better than medicine," said Ninon, after the tenth day, as, wan with watching, she held the cool hand of one of the recovering men in her own. " echoed Ninon; "do you think that is what you call it? I am not afraid, no, not I; but it is not Christian courage. " There were tears in her eyes. The priest saw them. "God lead you at last into peaceful ways," said he, softly, lifting one hand in blessing. "Your vigil is ended.
It's one of the three Johns'," she cried out, looking anxiously about her. " The direction which the cattle had taken was toward her house, and she hastened homeward. And not a quarter of a mile from her door she found the body of Waite beside that of his pony, crushed out of its familiar form into something unspeakably shapeless. In her excitement she half dragged, half carried that mutilated body home, and then ran up her signal of alarm on the stick that Waite himself had erected for her convenience.