. The argonauts of 'forty-nine, some recollections of the plains and the diggings. 144 HOMEWARD BOUND. and thus worked their wa}^ down into the soil. Thesegiants seem to lose their footing more frequently afterthe close of a storm than during its progress. Ourlogging cabin was located in the midst of a section ofthese forests, and I often, at such times, lay in mybunk of nights, as here and there one after anotherof these mighty chiefs of the forest lost their hold andcame tumbling to the earth, resounding as if each hadbrought down with it the thunders of heaven in itsdeath-agonies. A section

. The argonauts of 'forty-nine, some recollections of the plains and the diggings. 144 HOMEWARD BOUND. and thus worked their wa}^ down into the soil. Thesegiants seem to lose their footing more frequently afterthe close of a storm than during its progress. Ourlogging cabin was located in the midst of a section ofthese forests, and I often, at such times, lay in mybunk of nights, as here and there one after anotherof these mighty chiefs of the forest lost their hold andcame tumbling to the earth, resounding as if each hadbrought down with it the thunders of heaven in itsdeath-agonies. A section Stock Photo
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. The argonauts of 'forty-nine, some recollections of the plains and the diggings. 144 HOMEWARD BOUND. and thus worked their wa}^ down into the soil. Thesegiants seem to lose their footing more frequently afterthe close of a storm than during its progress. Ourlogging cabin was located in the midst of a section ofthese forests, and I often, at such times, lay in mybunk of nights, as here and there one after anotherof these mighty chiefs of the forest lost their hold andcame tumbling to the earth, resounding as if each hadbrought down with it the thunders of heaven in itsdeath-agonies. A section of one was cut at HumboldtBay, twenty-five feet in diameter, to be exhibited atthe Crystal Palace Exposition, New York, in 1854;but no vessel that entered the bay had the space to re-ceive it, so that it was not shipped. This section wassolid except a space of about a foot in diameter in thecentre. Another, thirt3-three feet through, stood onthe pack-trail between the bay and the Klamath River.This was hollow and was used by packers as campingquarters. In April, 1854, 1 took pa