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Maruja Bret Harte

Maruja

Bret Harte

Published September 28th 2008
ISBN : 9788132042068
Paperback
116 pages
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Morning was breaking on the high road to San Jose. The long lines of dusty, level track were beginning to extend their vanishing point in the growing light- on either side the awakening fields of wheat and oats were stretching out and broadening toMoreMorning was breaking on the high road to San Jose. The long lines of dusty, level track were beginning to extend their vanishing point in the growing light- on either side the awakening fields of wheat and oats were stretching out and broadening to the sky. In the east and south the stars were receding before the coming day- in the west a few still glimmered, caught among the bosky hills of the canada del Raimundo, where night seemed to linger. Thither some obscure, low-flying birds were slowly winging- thither a gray coyote, overtaken by the morning, was awkwardly limping. And thither a tramping wayfarer turned, plowing through the dust of the highway still unslaked by the dewless night, to climb the fence and likewise seek the distant cover. For some moments man and beast kept an equal pace and gait with a strange similarity of appearance and expression- the coyote bearing that resemblance to his more civilized and harmless congener, the dog, which the tramp bore to the ordinary pedestrians, but both exhibiting the same character-istics of lazy vagabondage and semi-lawlessness- the coyotes slouching amble and uneasy stealthiness being repeated in the tramps shuffling step and sidelong glances.