Sunday. I distinguished more plainly than formerly the very sharp and regular dark tops of the fir trees, shaped like the points of bodkins. These give a peculiarly dark and sombre look to the forest. The spruce-top has a more ragged outline. . .
Here were many raspberries on the site of an old logging-camp, but not yet ripe. . . .
In the meanwhile I observed the plants on the shore: white and black spruce, Hypericum ellipticum, Smilax herbacea, sium, and a strange-looking polygonum. . .
As we sat on the bank, two canoes, containing men, women and children, probably from Chesuncook, returned down the stream. We supposed that they had been a-berrying this Sunday morning. . . .
The canoe implies a long antiquity in which its manufacture has been gradually perfected. It will ere long, perhaps, be ranked among the lost arts. . . .