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The Great Stone Face: And Other Tales of the White Mountains: Large Print

The Great Stone Face: And Other Tales of the White Mountains: Large Print

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ISBN13: 9798591457518
Publisher: Independently Published
Published: Jan 7 2021
Pages: 32
Weight: 0.22
Height: 0.07 Width: 8.50 Depth: 11.00
Language: English
One afternoon, when the sun was going down, a mother and her little boy sat at the door of theircottage, talking about the Great Stone Face. They had but to lift their eyes, and there it was plainlyto be seen, though miles away, with the sunshine brightening all its features. And what was the GreatStone Face? Embosomed amongst a family of lofty mountains, there was a valley so spacious that itcontained many thousand inhabitants. Some of these good people dwelt in log-huts, with the blackforest all around them, on the steep and difficult hillsides. Others had their homes in comfortablefarm-houses, and cultivated the rich soil on the gentle slopes or level surfaces of the valley. Others, again, were congregated into populous villages, where some wild, highland rivulet, tumbling downfrom its birthplace in the upper mountain region, had been caught and tamed by human cunning, and compelled to turn the machinery of cotton-factories. The inhabitants of this valley, in short, were numerous, and of many modes of life. But all of them, grown people and children, had a kindof familiarity with the Great Stone Face, although some possessed the gift of distinguishing thisgrand natural phenomenon more perfectly than many of their neighbo

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