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A Short View of a Long Journey (Classic Reprint)

  • Kartonierter Einband
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Excerpt from A Short View of a Long Journey In midwinter the prospect of crossing the Atlantic, even to summer Southern Seas, is ... Weiterlesen
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Excerpt from A Short View of a Long Journey In midwinter the prospect of crossing the Atlantic, even to summer Southern Seas, is not altogether a calm, inspiring prospect; and yet the bright winter morning of our start gave omen of gentle zephyrs. Smooth seas, followed by a cloudless sky, with Old Sol warming the deck of the ship, and the ocean outside Sandy Hook and all along the shore that day being as quiet and smooth as the Drainage Canal in July, met our noble craft of 20, 000 tons, gliding imperceptibly on her way and made expectations for good weather mount high in every male and female breast, but all alike were doomed to disappointment and the hopes of the morning were dashed by the fears of midnight. Those sleeping travelers in the bunks below, in the wee sma' hours of the morning, experienced the treachery of old Neptune, for a fierce winter gale from the northwest set in, precipitating a violent rolling motion of the ship, disagreeable to all and unbearable to many, which continued a whole week until we reached historic Trafalgar Bay and came to anchor in the straits inside the shadow of the mighty rock of Gibraltar. Our fellow voyagers were largely of the leisure class, good people, enjoying in the autumn of life the fruits of ingenuity, thrift and hard work sown in the spring and reaped in the summer of manhood's prime. Chicago was well represented by some genteel, cultivated people traveling en famille; also by the Whitehouse and the Palmer House and the Court House. New York was represented by the house of Vanderbilt. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Titel: A Short View of a Long Journey (Classic Reprint)
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EAN: 9781332085644
ISBN: 1332085644
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 44
Gewicht: 74g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T2mm
Jahr: 2015

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