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The Plant Hunters

Adventures Among the Himalaya Mountains

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Language: English
Wordcount: 88,874 / 257 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66
LoC Categories: PR, PZ
Downloads: 950
Added to site: 2009.02.04
mnybks.net#: 23340
Origin: gutenberg.org
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of learning, while on his head he wears the proscribed "Hecker hat." Caspar's dress is of a more lively style, and consists of a frock of Tyrolese green, a cap of the same colour, with long projecting peak, over-alls of blue velveteen, and Blucher boots.

Both carry guns, with the usual accoutrements of sportsmen. Caspar's gun is a double-barrelled fowling-piece;--while that of Karl is a rifle of the species known as a "Swiss yager."

A true hunter is Caspar, and although still but a boy, he has often followed the chamois in its dizzy path among his native mountains. Of letters he knows little, for Caspar has not been much to school; but in matters of hunter-craft he is well skilled. A brave and cheerful youth is Caspar--foot-free and untiring--and Karl could not have found in all India a better assistant.

But there is still another individual in the train of the plant-hunter-- the guide, Ossaroo. It would take pages to describe Ossaroo; and he is worthy of a full description: but

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