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Bret Harte

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SNOW-BOUND AT EAGLE'S 

by Bret Harte 

SNOW-BOUND AT EAGLE'S 

CHAPTER I 

For some moments profound silence and darkness had accompanied a
Sierran stage-coach towards the summit.  The huge, dim bulk of the
vehicle, swaying noiselessly on its straps, glided onward and
upward as if obeying some mysterious impulse from behind, so faint
and indefinite appeared its relation to the viewless and silent
horses ahead.  The shadowy trunks of tall trees that seemed to
approach the coach windows, look in, and then move hurriedly away,
were the only distinguishable objects.  Yet even these were so
vague and unreal that they might have been the mere phantoms of
some dream of the half-sleeping passengers; for the thickly-strewn
needles of the pine, that choked the way and deadened all sound,

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