The Young Gold-digger; Or, A Boy's Adventures in the Gold Regions

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Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, 1860 - 339 עמודים
Tale of a boy who gets separated from his family on the way to the gold fields of California, gets rich and finds his long-lost grandfather. Gerstaecker was a German who prospected in the 1849 gold rush, and the geography of the story is accurate. Gerstaecker wrote many non-fiction works on California and America for German readers.
 

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עמוד 341 - If I were to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead under every variety of circumstances, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me through life, and a shield against its Ills, however things might go amiss, and the world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading.
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עמוד 341 - I were to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead under every variety of circumstances, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me through life, and a shield against its ills, however things might go amiss and the world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading. I speak of it of course only as a worldly advantage, and not in the slightest degree as superseding or derogating from the higher office and surer and stronger panoply of religious principles—but as a taste, an instrument,...

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