The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 42, July 1938 - April, 1939 Page: 423
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"the Datil, the San Matco, the Magollon, the Tularosa, the Mag-
dalena, the Black, the Burro and other mountain ranges," and of
the silver of the mysterious Tayopa mines located as follows:
"On the 7th day of March stand on the summit of Cerro de la
Campana, near the Villa de la Concepcion, and look at the sun
as it sets. It will be setting directly over Tayopa. Travel eight
days from Cerro de la Campana towards the sunset of March 7th
and you will come to Tayopa."
For these journeys Dobie has furnished the compelling material,
even to maps and mozo, while Tom Lea has done dozens of pictures,
several in colors and many in black and white, and the press of
Little, Brown & Co. has done it all up in an attractive volume
entitled Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver and released on March 16.
For twenty years Dobie has been running into these vast un-
charted regions after the manner of his own symbolic correr del
paisano bird, which being interpreted means "a messenger of his
countrymen." During all that time Dobie has never once been
accused by his fellow-countrymen of behaving like the whifflebird
which flies backwards because it is not going anywhere, or because
it is Narcissine and wishes to see where it has been. Dobie has
pursued his course with immense earnestness and prodigious per-
sistence, resulting in a lengthening list of volumes.
How many of these are of Dobie and how many are of their
own earthy earth it is hard to say, and it doesn't matter anyway.
The sharp line of distinction between source material and finished
literary products is naturally faint. John Burroughs compares the
problem to the process of the bee in making honey. With the bee
it is the edible outcome that counts; with the author it is the
mental chemistry that creates. Dobie has a head in which things
happen and out of which come books that appeal to innumerable
minds according to their capacity for wonder, for adventure, for
fellowship with all those who do and dare for silver and gold.
Among these books Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver is bound to
take high rank. Although much of its material may have been
crowded out of its kindred Coronado's Children, it is none the
less a distinctive volume in its own name, having a finish of form
and charm of style over those of the earlier book, excellent as it
L. L. CLICK.
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