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The Land of Little Rain, Mary Austin, 1903

Austin, Mary. The Land of Little Rain. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Hardcourt, 1903. The Project Gutenberg, 6 July 2008. Web. 4 May 2016.

In the context of the whole passage, the last paragraph, lines 80-93 (“For all the…howls and howls”) serves to


establish the author as an expert in her field.


summarize the major characteristics of the desert and the animals that live within its borders.


discredit others' opinions about the function of the desert.


analyze why many fear the creatures of the barren landscape.


expand on the thesis that while the desert has much to give, it must also be respected.

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