Letters to His Children

Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,141 / 122 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.9
LoC Category: CT
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es we got one or two smart gallops. At last the lynx went up a tree. Then I saw a really funny sight. Seven hounds had been doing the trailing, while a large brindled bloodhound and two half-breeds between collie and bull stayed behind Goff, running so close to his horse's heels that they continually bumped into them, which he accepted with philosophic composure. Then the dogs proceeded literally to /climb the tree/, which was a many-forked pinon; one of the half- breeds, named Tony, got up certainly sixteen feet, until the lynx, which looked like a huge and exceedingly malevolent pussy-cat, made vicious dabs at him. I shot the lynx low, so as not to hurt his skin.

Yesterday we were in the saddle for ten hours. The dogs ran one lynx down and killed it among the rocks after a vigorous scuffle. It was in a hole and only two of them could get at it.

This morning, soon after starting out, we struck the cold trail of a mountain lion. The hounds puzzled about for nearly two hours, going up and down th

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2008.05.20
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This is a wonderful book containing letters from Teddy Roosevelt to his children, and in a few cases to others about his children. The portrait that it paints of a loving father adds a new dimension to one of the greatest men of the last millennium.


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