Big Timber

A Story of the Northwest

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,774 / 243 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,971
Added to site: 2007.04.07
mnybks.net#: 16500
Origin: gutenberg.org

Stella Benton, a college graduate reared in luxury, became the cook in her brother's lumber camp in the Roaring Lake Region through the self-centered ambition of Benton that took no count of others. When, at the end of her endurance, Jack Fyfe offers her a way out as his wife, she accepts, thinking anything better than her present drudgery. Here is a dramatic story that has lost nothing from Mr. Sinclair's handling. Stella, Fyfe, Benton, and the "other man" are human, live figures who are influenced--even made or broken--by the big timber around which they build their hopes.

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beyond, all cliffs and little, wooded hills. And the mountains surrounding in a giant ring seemed to shut the place away from all the world. For sheer wild, rugged beauty, Roaring Lake surpassed any spot she had ever seen. Its quiet majesty, its air of unbroken peace soothed and comforted her, sick with hurry and swift-footed events.

She stood for a time at the outer wharf end, mildly interested when the fisherman drew up a two-pound trout, wondering a little at her own subtle changes of mood. Her surrounding played upon her like a virtuoso on his violin. And this was something that she did not recall as a trait in her own character. She had never inclined to the volatile--perhaps because until the motor accident snuffed out her father's life she had never dealt in anything but superficial emotions.

After a time she retraced her steps. Nearing the halfway slip, she saw that a wagon from which goods were being unloaded blocked the way. A dozen men were stringing in from the road, bearing bundles

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