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minance of Murdstone and Quinion herself — of Quinion at any rate.
Yes, and of Murdstone too. Miss Bird, the best of travellers, and with the skill to relate her travels delightfully, met the rudimentary American type of Murdstone not far from Denver, and has described him for us. Denver — I hear some one say scornfully-Denver!
A new territory, the outskirts of civilization, the Rocky Mountains!
But I prefer to follow a course which would, I know, deliver me over a prey into the Americans' ple social order in the older states will be too strong for it; or whether, on the other hand, it may be too strong for the elegant and simple social order.
Miss Bird then describes the Chalmers family, a family with which, on her journey from Denver to the Rocky Mountains, she lodged for some time.
Miss Bird, as those who have read her books well know, is not a lackadaisical person, or in any way a fine lady; she can ride, catch, and saddle a horse, make herself agreeable, wash up plates, i