PREFACE Girls and boys who read the books of John Burroughs, and grown-up girls and boys as well, usually decide that he would make a jolly outdoor companion, and many of them write and tell him so. They ask all sorts of questions about his youth-where he lived, what he did when he was a boy, what games he played, what sport he enjoyed, what books ...
PREFACE Girls and boys who read the books of John Burroughs, and grown-up girls and boys as well, usually decide that he would make a jolly outdoor companion, and many of them write and tell him so. They ask all sorts of questions about his youth-where he lived, what he did when he was a boy, what games he played, what sport he enjoyed, what books he read, what studies he liked best, how he came to know so much about birds and animals, and how he Iearned to write about them. This book aims to answer such questions. It also aims to acquaint the reader with significant incidents and experiences in his boyhood and youth as well as to give a picture of him throughout adult life, and in his advanced years. The incidents here related have been told me by Mr. Burroughs himself, and are sanctioned by him. During the midsummer and fall for many years past I have wandered with him over the fields and hills and through the woods where he roamed as a boy. In these rambles he has pointed out the places where the narrated events occurred. He has explained in detaiI the curious and interesting ways and means of long ago-old-time ways which will never come again. And not only in his youthful haunts, but also during many an evening by the fireside at The Nest, he has again recounted the childish recollections, the boyish pastimes, and the youthful dreams recorded here furnishing me also with the information or the records from which I could gather it which has enabled me to picture his adult years before my personal acquaintance with him began. This book was originally intended as a Boys Life of John Burroughs, but as the work neared completion it seemed advisable to arrange it with a view to interesting grown-up boys and girls as well...
Hardcover reprint of the original 1920, 1922 printing edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: John Burroughs, Boy And Man. Barrus, Clara. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: John Burroughs, Boy And Man. Barrus, Clara. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1920, 1922 printing. Subject: Burroughs, John, 1837-1921.
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