Roughing It De Luxe

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Author: Irvin S. Cobb
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,172 / 86 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 851
Added to site: 2006.10.07
mnybks.net#: 14920
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Humor, Travel
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d of the Arizona sunshine--and if you imagine hard enough and keep it up long enough you may begin, in the course of eight or ten years, to have a faint, a very faint and shadowy conception of this spot where the shamed scheme of creation is turned upside down and the very womb of the world is laid bare before our impious eyes. Then go to Arizona and see it all for yourself, and you will realize what an entirely inadequate and deficient thing the human imagination is.

It is customary for the newly arrived visitor to take a ride along the edge of the cañon--the rim-drive, it is called--with stops at Hopi Point and Mohave Point and Pima Point, and other points where the views are supposed to be particularly good. To do this you get into a smart coach drawn by horses and driven by a competent young man in a khaki uniform. Leaving behind you a clutter of hotel buildings and station buildings, bungalows and tents, you go winding away through a Government forest reserve containing much fine standing t

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