RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 78052 LA English T1 A tramp across the continent A1 Lummis, Charles Fletcher,, PB Calvin Horn Publisher's Inc. PP Albuquerque, New Mexico YR 1969 SN 091075019X 9780910750196 AB In the author's own words this is "...the wayside notes of a happy vagabondizing. It is the simple story of joy on legs." An exciting account of the experiences of young Lummis as he walked in a roundabout way from Cincinnati to Los Angeles. The areas he covered were far wilder in 1884 than they are today, but, they are still a haven for those who want to avoid the "fences of civilization" as Lummis did. He encounters good men, bad men, a vicious dog, wild cat, mountain lion, cougar, rattlesnake, tarantulas, intense cold of the mountains in a snow storm, blistering heat of the desert. Only a person in good physical condition could withstand the rigorous demands of walking twenty, thirty, of fifty miles in a day as Lummis did. He would often have gone without food had he not been a good fisherman and marksman. Even when food was scarce. His agility and quick reason saved his life at least three times. Once in an encounter with a convict, once with a mountain lion, and once with his own dog. One of the most poignant episodes is the killing of his faithful greyhound dog Shadow who suddenly turns mad -- Book jacket.