Leaves from the notebook of an emmigrant

Leaves from the Notebook of an Emigrant Between New York and San Francisco

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

“Across the Plains” was Robert Louis Stevenson’s travelogue and journal of a train trip he took across the United States in 1879. This passage is from his first entry. After reading the passage, students will respond to questions on Stevenson’s use of language.