The plains of nebraska

The Plains of Nebraska

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

More noted for his works of fiction and poetry, Robert Louis Stevenson also wrote nonfiction. This passage is from one of his travel books “Across the Plains.” Stevenson recounts his train trip in 1879 from New York to San Francisco. Students will read the passage and respond to questions on the main idea and Stevenson’s use of language.