From the grim coasts of Labrador and the icy borders of the Frozen Sea, within the east, during the river-threaded steppes and plains of the inner with all their fascinating lakes, over the super, glowing white heights of the Canadian Rockies, and onwards by way of cañon and go to the extra pacific weather of the western coast—it is a miles sweep of nation, this British North the USA, and occupied in bygone occasions via many a tribe of purple men.
Yet from jap coast to western, from the lengthy southern boundary to the Arctic Ocean, one unearths far and wide an identical wondering between those crimson males. Who used to be the somebody who had lower and carved the rivers and plains and nice mountain heights? Who used to be the an individual who gave Squirrel a stunning furry tail which swept his again, and gave Rabbit no tail in any respect? Why did anyone ship the icy winds of wintry weather, the typhoon winds that shriek round the tepee and rattle the flaps, howling in the course of the bushes and blowing the snow down the smoke-hole? It appeared most unlikely that it was once a similar person who despatched the nice and cozy breezes in summer time, whilst the lakes have been jam-packed with fish and the trees weighted down with berries, whilst the forests filled with video game, and existence used to be effortless. consequently there needs to be Powers, one robust and unpleasant, one attractive and reliable, constantly fighting opposed to each one other—the common human trust in either sturdy and evil...

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