Pearls and Pebbles
Dundurn, 15 лист. 1999 р. - 211 стор.
How fitting to close out the 20th century with a brand new edition of Pearls & Pebbles by the noted chronicler of pioneer life, Catharine Parr Traill. Published in 1894, Pearls & Pebbles is an unusual book with a lasting charm, in which the author's broad focus ranges from the Canadian natural environment to early settlement of Upper Canada. Through Traill's eyes, we see the life of the pioneer woman, the disappearance of the forest, and the corresponding changes in the life of the Native Canadians who have inhabited that forest.
Editor Elizabeth Thompson reminds us of the significance of the writings by Traill, the aged author/naturalist, who felt that the hours spent gathering the pebbles and pearls from her notebooks and journals written in the backwoods of Canada was not time wasted.
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While I am pondering over these mysteries, a pair of gay summer birds flash past
me, evidently bent on important business. They are probably seeking a
convenient bush where to commence the building of a nest for the reception of
With a joyful cry she flew away, and, what seemed to me a remarkable proof of
sagacity in the bird, she forsook the nest, never ... I have fully satisfied myself that
the harsh, wild squalling cry attributed to the parent birds is that of the young
The grosbeak is a handsome bird when in full plumage. The rich cinnamon—
brown, varying in shades, of the females and young birds, though fine, is not
comparable to the dark crimson, shaded to black, of the older male birds. In size
There they hatch their little broods, and, as soon as the young birds are fitted for
the change, quietly depart, their ... So peacefully do our “war birds” come and go.
2 One day, some years ago, I met an Indian with a dead bird in his hand, which ...
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THOUGHTS ON VEGETABLE INSTINCT
SOME CURIOUS PLANTS
SOME VARIETIES OF POLLEN
THE CRANBERRY MARSH
OUR NATIVE GRASSES
MOSSES AND LICHENS
THE INDIAN MOSS BAG
NOTES FROM MY OLD DIARY
PROSPECTING AND WHAT I FOUND IN MY DIGGING
THE ROBIN AND THE MIRROR
IN THE CANADIAN WOODS
THE FIRST DEATH IN THE CLEARING
ALONE IN THE FOREST
ON THE ISLAND OF MINNEWAWA
THE CHILDREN OF THE FOREST
SOMETHING GATHERS UP THE FRAGMENTS