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are the Western yellow pine, the blue leave it after eating a haunch or the ten- dozen selected lookout points from which spruce, the white and Douglas firs, and der meat of a flank. In other days when the Canyon view, changing with every the mountain ash. There are lesser pines Mormon settlers grazed their large herds hour of the day, is in essence no different and cedars, and for the expressing of an here the cougars were as quick to pull than when the Colonel's understanding almost indescribable forest beauty there down the cattle. Many a faithful pack eye feasted upon sunrises and sunsets the are the quaking aspens. It is a forest animal, horse or mule, has made the wonder and splendor of which he said it almost without underbrush, and the great woods ring with a throaty, agonized cry was not given to the sons of men to tell. trees are so deliberately spaced that, as as a cougar seized its neck or ripped out From Far View Point one studies close Roosevelt found and commented upon, a its vitals. Although plentiful, there are at hand Mount Imperial, the highest mountain horse can carry a rider among not as many cougars as there were, point on the Canyon, rising six thousand them at a brisk canter. The forest mon- thanks in part to "Uncle Jim” Owens, feet above the Colorado River and atarchs have a way of covering a ridge Roosevelt's guide, who killed no less taining an elevation of nine thousand quite unbrokenly and then down one than fifteen hundred of them before feet. The view across is up the canyon slope or the other, halting abruptly at the turning to the propagating of buffalo in of the Little Colorado and across a hunedge of a meadow which is allowed to Houserock Valley. The cabin where dred miles of red and blue and yellow unroll its narrow width sometimes for "Uncle Jim” lived during his years as desert to the Navajo Mountains. miles without a single invading trunk. warden of the Game Reserve and where From Vista Point the rushing brown The meadows, looking strangely as he entertained the Colonel is now the river is visible through Nankoweap Gap. though the hands of gardeners gave them Bright Angel Ranger station.
One sees the high wall called Saddle their even green, afford the aspens their The visitors of the past summer spent Ridge, which is the official beginning of opportunity. These delicate white-boled a night in the heart of the Kaibab at the the Grand Canyon National Park. trees, with countless tiny leaves that are old V. T. Ranch, where a lodge and a day free of haze he will see Ship Rock, never still, are found throughout the cabin bedrooms provided for their com- in New Mexico, one hundred and fifty Forest, but it is when they stretch along fort. They stalked and photographed miles away. A little farther along the the edges of the sweeping meadows as a the herds and pairs of half-willing deer, North Rim the eye commands the Purshining, graduated buffer between the started an occasional coyote or a great ple Wall, said to be the greatest known pine giants and the grass that their grace horned owl, found the tracks or caught a exposure of the foundational formation and symmetry are almost startling. distant glimpse of galloping wild mus- known to geologists as the Algonkian.
tangs, perhaps were fortunate enough to From Cape Royal, on a promontory EER-full-bodied, black-tailed deer see one of the beautiful white-tailed called Greenland, which juts out into the
---fill the Forest. They graze upen- squirrels, and, if they stayed over for a Canyon and affords a superb sweep in ly in the meadows and retreat but slowly day or two, visited well-preserved homes either direction, one gets a most vivid before the camera. There are, it is esti- of the cliff-dwellers and even made some impression of those exalted buttes or mated, no less than thirty thousand of discoveries of their own in a region where temples rising out of the Canyon depths them on this green plateau, which they the relics of the primitive people have known as Vishnu, Wotan's Throne, Anleave only when the heavy snows drive been little disturbed. Under the spell of gels' Gate, Zoroaster, Brahma, Buddha, them down to winter range in Houserock the great Forest the visitors moved on Shiva, and many others. From this Valley. Their numbers to-day would grat- over a splendid road to the North Rim point is seen the phenomenon of the ify Roosevelt. He foresaw the increase and became guests in the amply fur- Colorado and Little Colorado flowing in under a protection he himself had helped nished tents of the Wylie Way Camp, in parallel basins but in opposite directions to bring about; but the deer were there a spot back of Bright Angel Point that for ten miles before they come together. even in 1913, and the Colonel in his had known no residents at least none Bringing his eyes back to his immediate Outlook article became almost poetic in for several thousand years—when Roose- vicinity, the wondering beholder discovdescribing an experience with them. velt topped out of the Grand Canyon ers the Angels' Window, with a casing “One of the most beautiful sights I near by in 1913.
fifty feet in height, which lets the sunlight ever saw was on this trip,” he wrote.
beat through a cliff of Kaibab limestone. “We were slowly riding through the open THAT
'HAT yawning abyss separates two In seeing these sights from the newly pine forest when we came on a party of brinks that are decidedly unlike. accessible vantage-points one is fortunate seven bucks.
Four were yearlings or Even those who knew the South Rim well if he has as his guide Mr. Thomas H. two-year-olds; but three were mighty found the North Rim an undiminished McKee, of Wylie Way Camp, with whom master bucks, and their velvet-clad ant- joy. It is more rugged; the great shapes the North Rim is a passion and to whose lers made them look as if they had that rise from the Canyon floor are, devoted explorations and sturdy efforts rocking-chairs on their heads. Stately of many of them, much nearer to this wall, in trail-blazing the visitors of the first port and bearing, they walked a few and thus seem more intimate and under- real season owe a large debt of gratitude. steps at a time, or stood at gaze on the standable; and, not least important, the Plainly the North Rim had a fascinacarpet of brown needles strewn with North Rim has an elevation of from one tion for the earliest human inhabitants of cones; on their red coats the flecked and thousand to three thousand feet greater whom there is any record. In the very broken sun rays played; and as than the other. This added height and rim itself sometimes, but more often in watched them, down the aisles of tall tree the clear atmosphere make it possible for ledges back from it, as though the evertrunks the odorous breath of the pines one to enjoy a view of the colorful coun- presence of the great chasm was too blew in our faces."
try extending back from the South Rim awful to be withstood, are the plentiCougars—great, tawny panthers; the to the Navajo and San Francisco Moun- ful relics of these cliff-dwelling people. most successful of all still hunters, tains, and embracing the Painted Desert. Here, especially in the ravines back of Roosevelt called them were and are the Along the North Rim, where Roose- Greenland, are the sure evidences that arch-enemies of the deer. They lie on velt moved with more or less difficulty, they built on the flat ground and the the ledges below the rim of the Canyon there are now horse trails and auto roads sloping hillsides as well as in the yielding during the day and slip up at night to that lead westward to Point Sublime and rock high above the reach of an enemy. prowl the forest, strike down a deer, and eastward to Cape Royal, and half a The summer's visitors turned back from
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the rim to become absorbed in puzzling though he refrained from written comout the story of early occupation which ment, must have given him a severe the relics tell even to the unpracticed twinge. It was at Dripping Springs, the eye. In the center of what must have site of his best-beloved North Rim camp. been a considerable number of buildings The main pool of the springs is at the end on a flat are the fallen but readily fol- of a long gallery beneath a tremendous lowed walls of what is believed to have overhanging ledge of red sandstone. been a fortress. Excitement prevailed Sixty years ago, when the cattlemen came when the amateur explorers discovered in, they needed this pool for their herds. that their slight efforts at turning the soil The path along the edge was narrow, for were rewarded by the finding of the nearly the entire width of the shelf was broken pottery and the arrowheads of a occupied by a primitive apartment-house vanished race.
- cliff dwellings adjoining each other Under one hillside boulder there is a wall to wall and extending for more than comfortable chamber, the ingenious six hundred feet. The cattlemen wanted smoke outlet of which is still black from a path in which the cattle might apthe fire of an ancient householder. En- proach the spring and depart from it tirely unbroken is the wall of first-class three or four abreast. With gunpowder masonry with which he shut off what the
they blew out of their way and out of local explorers call his “turkey pen.” existence what was perhaps one of the This abandoned home it is too well finest galleries of homes the ancient peoprotected from the weather for even the ple had left behind. The Colonel merely centuries to have turned it into a ruin
says: made a strong appeal to Colonel Roose
The last days before we left this velt, who is said to have felt, although
beautiful holiday region we spent on he made no point of it in his Outlook
the tableland called Greenland, which article, that the whole region should have
projects out into the Canyon east of the careful attention of scientists before
Bright Angel. We were camped by ignorant persons may lay waste things of the Dripping Springs in singular and whose value they have no adequate com striking surroundings. A large wall prehension.
leads south through the tableland; and
just as it breaks into a sheer-walled 'OLONEL ROOSEVELT saw one example chasm which opens into one of the side
of ruthless destruction which, al- loops of the great Canyon, the trail
turns into a natural gallery along the face of the cliff. For a couple of hundred yards a rock shelf a dozen feet wide runs under a rock overhang which often projects beyond it. The gallery is in some places twenty feet high; in other places a man on horseback must stoop his head as he rides. Then, at a point where the shelf broadens, the clear spring pools of living water, fed by constant dripping from above, lie on the inner side and next to the rock wall. A little beyond these pools, with the chasm at our feet, and its opposite wall towering immediately in front of us, we threw down our bedding and made camp. Darkness fell; the stars were brilliant overhead; the fire of pitchy pine stumps flared; and in the light of the wavering flames, the cliff walls and jutting rock momentarily shone with ghastly clearness and as instantly vanished in utter gloom.
Were Roosevelt here to-day, he would rejoice, doubtless, because the wonders he saw a dozen years in advance are made accessible to the masses of his fellow-countrymen. And surely he could wish nothing better for them than that their souls might open as his own did when they pass through the green shriv. ing-chamber of the Kaibab and look down in silence from the incomparable North Rim of sublimity itself.
The Book Table
Edited by EDMUND PEARSON
Half a Dozen New Novels
Reviewed by R. D. TOWNSEND
Ostenso's “Wild Geese” 1 are plenty of incident to keep the interest
the more vivid because the alive. narrative is told with restraint.
In The winning of Oregon for this counOeland, far away in the bleak north try and the part played therein by country, live Caleb Gare and his cowed Marcus Whitman form the best part of and overworked wife and children. As a Mrs. Morrow's “We Must March.”: The farmer Caleb is prosperous and avari- semi-historical narrative is well done; a cious; as a man he is the meanest and specially fine chapter is that about Whitcruelest thing alive. He slyly and deeply man's journey to the East over the Rockenjoys "getting something on” people; ies in midwinter to plead at Washington he forces his neighbors to sell land cheap for American action and his return at the to him because of his knowledge of past head of a thousand emigrants. The wrong-doing; he mentally tortures his author is fair to the “enemy”—that is, wife for years because he knows of a slip the Hudson Bay Company acting for in her youth and threatens to tell the Great Britain. The romantic part of the children that she has an illegitimate son book is not as good as the historical side. living. Greed and malevolence count One doubts the reality of the marvelous about equally in all he does. Only his wife of Whitman, the mingled tearful daughter Judith, a superb creature physi- sentimentalism and savagery of the Incally and mad with desire for life and dians, the alternating devotion and mean love, resists him and barely escapes from spirit of missionaries both Protestant and
Caleb's death (for, thank Catholic. There may be historic basis goodness, he dies in his sins, wildly try- for some of this; but for fictional puring to save his beloved crops from fire) poses these things are crowded in conpleases me more than that of almost any fusedly without full exposition of the other villain in fiction. He is so per- themes. fectly and consistently bad that he is a Perhaps it is a little stretch of classifigreat creation.
cation to call David Grayson's “AdvenSome readers may regard Miss tures in Understanding”: fiction, but Cleugh's "Ernestine Sophie" ? and its David meets so many interesting characpredecessor, "Matilda, Governess of the ters in his experiment with city life after English," as a reversion to the Victorian the tranquil country town he has told us type of fiction. They at least get away about in his “Adventures in Contentfrom the type of novel which some one ment,” and enters so happily into the has called "a form of frivolity with a lives and work of these people that the dash of immorality” into that of frank gayety, free range into the realm of ity of a novel. To David, the iceman, fancy without much care about realism the bootblack, the tree agent, the old and probability, and friendly feeling be- fellow who puts the love of art for art's tween readers, author, and characters. sake into his handicraft, all give chances Ernestine Sophie is an honest-minded, for friendship and human understanding. stout-hearted, and uncompromisingly The book is charmingly printed, and Mr. plain-spoken English girl of fourteen who Fogarty's drawings precisely interpret is suddenly discovered to be the crown the author's gentle sentiment. princess of a little kingdom in Europe. Miss Furman in “The Glass WinHow she holds her own against the stiff dow" tells us the further fortunes and etiquette and the mean intrigues of the adventures of what the Kentucky mounCourt, how she loves and is loved by her taineers living about the Hindman Settleroyal grandfather, and how she meets the ment called “the quare women,” and crisis of revolution and succession to the with them are woven two romances, one throne, all combine to make a lively and
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of misunderstanding and restoration of such accomplishments, but not to speak even further that Will James has a disconfidence and love, the other of a fine- of them; nevertheless in this way Mr. distinct literary style. He has all of that natured, self-educated young mountain- James has done, and done particularly and more, and the Scribners have had eer and his winning of a bride from the well, what he set out to do. He has the good judgment not to translate the "outside world.” For drawling, uncon- given us a graphic picture of life as book into English. For instance, he scious humor “Uncle Tutt's Typhoids” is it is still lived by those gentlemen who can say of Dave Simmons, a great bronco one of the best tales Miss Furman has tend the Roast Beef of Old England, buster: “His rope was always tied hard given us, while the narrative of the he- Chicago, Paris, Rome, and Pompton and fast to his saddle horn when he roic removal of Florindy's appendix by a Plains, New Jersey.
snared anything, and that I think is the city surgeon under the aimed rifles of her For Mr. James is an artist. It would most dangerous thing a man can do on relatives, who firmly believe in a life for be mean and uncalled for to propose him an unbroke horse; he'd get in mix-ups a life and mean to take his if the woman as a Munsification of the other James that way that couldn't be watched for dies, is thrilling and sounds like an actual boys, Henry and Jesse, retaining and the dust that was stirred, but the first incident. All who enjoyed “The
combining the best thing you'd see when the dust had setQuare Women” will surely want to
features of each, tled was Dave's head a-smiling and read "The Glass Window” also,
but we shouldn't watching the conglomeration of a horse and those others who do not know
be far off at that. and critter all mixed with rope.” the primitive customs and ancient
He is first and There is cowboy talk and cowboy life turns of speech of the Kentucky
foremost, a graphic in the book; a grundified version of each, mountains should make their ac
artist, as will be perhaps, for observation leads to the bequaintance here.
obvious to any one
lief that the cowboy's love affairs are In his new book Mr. Poole has
glancing at the ac- constant and various, and frequently regiven us a fine and sympathetic
companying illus- ferred to. So far as it goes, however, the study of boy psychology. Delight
tration, with a
book rings true. ful is the comradeship between the
command of the imaginative boy, Amory, and his
pencil and a knowl
Fiction grandfather, who has tramped the
POSSESSION. By Louis Bromfield. The Fredworld and has collected wonderful
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Louis Bromfield is a young American meeting nook on the roof,
novelist who has deliberately planned to where the Hunter's Moon
make his work a serious and consistent lights their confabs, and in
criticism of modern life. He dares to the end the old man rescues
announce in the present “Foreword” that, the boy from ill-natured rela
while "Possession” is in no sense a sequel tives and stifling city life and
to “The Green Bay Tree,” it is in some carries him away to the far
sense supplementary to the earlier narraWest and the open country.
tive: "The two are what might be called Slight in its plot, the art of
novels in a screen which, when comthis book puts it among Mr.
plete, will consist of at least a half-dozen F'oole's best stories.
panels all interrelated and each giving Hunter's
certain phase Moon. By Ernest Poole. The Macmil
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American Life." A THE DRIFTING COW
fine, dignified plan, BOY. By Will James.
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has set about carMr. Will James,
rying it out in rea man of parts, is
sponsible fashion. insistent that he be
"The Green Bay considered a cow
cenboy pure and sim
trally, the tale of ple. "The Drifting
Lily Shane, gay From "The Drifting Cowboy.” Courtesy of Charles Scribner's Sons Cowboy” is written
and frail offspring entirely in the first
of American properson, and recounts the author's ex- edge of anatomy (apparently acquired vincial respectability. “Possession” is periences in Montana, Arizona, Holly between roundups) for which Frederic the story of her cousin and contempowood, and intervening stations. There Remington gave a lifetime of study, and rary, Ellen Tolliver. Like "The Green is a naïve insistence on his own virtuos- with a wealth of action in his pictures Bay Tree," it is a leisurely, thoroughity as a rope twirler and his ability to which that eminent illustrator never at- going, penetrative study.
. The reader remain seated upon a horse who would tained. Will James's horses are chain must be capable of patience, of endurnot have it so. There is a subtle reitera- lightning and sure death, every one of ance even, to follow with sympathy the tion of these facts which would not them.
fortunes of Ellen Tolliver to the end of meet with favor with Eastern horsemen, Laurence Stallings, writing of his first these nearly five hundred pages. We with whom it is the fashion to strive for book, “Cowboys North and South,” says confess to wondering if the whole per