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Unformatted text preview: vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings. (105) The Reaches opened before us and closed behind, as if the forest had stepped leisurely across the water to bar the way for our return. (107-108) The current ran smooth and swift, but a dumb immobility sat on the banks. (113) The playful paw-strokes of the wilderness, the preliminary trifling before the more serious onslaught which came due course. (116) The wilderness had patted him on the head, and, behold, it was like a ball -- an ivory ball; it had caressed him, and -- lo! -- he had withered; it had taken him, loved him, embraced him, got into his veins, consumed his flesh, and sealed his soul to its own by the inconceivable ceremonies of some devilish initiation. (125) It made me hold my breath in expectation of hearing the wilderness burst into a prodigious peal of laughter that would shake the fixed stars in their places. (126)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2010 for the course ENGLISH 29573 taught by Professor Roberts during the Spring '08 term at Southern Maryland.
- Spring '08