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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She was the fifth of eight children in a middle-class family—several of whom
became well-known writers, two examples being Agnes Strickland, Lives of the
Queens of England (1840-1848) and Susanna Moodie, Roughing It in the Bush ...
Readers become actively involved in the animated world; we are invited to join
the narrator on a walk through the bush: “Here is a pathway under the maples
and beeches; let us follow it.” Once inside, we discover a great deal of activity:
forests, in our garden bushes and orchards, in the shade trees of our busiest
streets, under the eaves of our houses and even of ... They are probably seeking
a convenient bush where to commence the building of a nest for the reception of
perch in the bush and carried off the prize to her nest, coming back and diligently
picking up all the bits she could see. Noticing that she was so well pleased with
this new building material, we added some more scraps and some tufts of cotton
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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