Friday, June 12, 2009

An Old Adventure

I was reading this letter from Elinore Rupert, a woman who went out west to create a new life for herself in the latter part of the nineteenth century, and was a bit shocked by the ending. The beginning is all very nice with an adventure out in the mountains and then danger strikes in the form of a sudden very deep snowfall, leaving her small party stranded.

She's quite capable and resourceful and the letter was a fun read, until the end where there's some language that made me very uncomfortable. Be forewarned.



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