A Blast From The Past: Three

Another part of our series of posts that look through old books about various deserts in an attempt to find stuff that might appeal to burners.
Amelia Ellen ... powdered with the dust of the desert, wearied with the excitement of travel and lack of sleep amid her strange surroundings surveyed the magnificent distance between herself and anywhere; observed the vast emptiness, with awful purpling mountains and limitless stretches of vari-coloured ground arched by a dome of sky, higher and wider and more dazzling than her stern New Hampshire soul had ever conceived ... this was the first trip into the world Amelia Ellen had ever made. The very sky and ground seemed tottering together and threatening to extinguish her.

source: The Man of the Desert by Grace Livingston Hill 1865-1947