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Leopold, Aldo / Writings: A Sand County Almanac , Correspondence and Drafts

Drafts of essays in sand county almanac,   pp. [294]-[460] PDF (424.6 MB)


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Ane now the thawing sun has mocke4 the basiO promises of the mirotine 
economic system) 
The rough-loe     hawk has no opinion on why grass grows, but he is well
aware that snow melts in order that hawks my again catch mice. Hovering like
a kingfisher over the far meadow, he drops on some worried mause-anginoer
who 
ould not wit until night to inspect the daxv-m    to his well-ordered world.
The rough-leg oaam down out of the  ro tic in the hope of thaws, for to hin,
a thaw means freedom from want and fear. 
The skwnk track crosses a glade where rabbits have packed down the snow 
anAd mottled It with orango-colored urinations. Tufts of rabbit-hair bespeak
the 
year's first battles among the bucks. Further on a bloody spot, neciraled
by a 
wide-sweeping arc of owl's wings* besnea   the dangers of preockpt ion with
promises of spring. 


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