The Rob Roy on the Baltic; A Canoe Cruise Through Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Sleswig, Holstein, the North Sea, and the Baltic

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 Excerpt: ...on perversely, and thoughts of home and England coursed through my brain in rapid march, but linked together only in confusion. The night was wintry cold, the wind shook the doors, and the rain pelted on the windows gloomily. One solitary light in a neighbouring house had long been a sort of companion to me ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 Excerpt: ...on perversely, and thoughts of home and England coursed through my brain in rapid march, but linked together only in confusion. The night was wintry cold, the wind shook the doors, and the rain pelted on the windows gloomily. One solitary light in a neighbouring house had long been a sort of companion to me as I gazed into the dark betimes; at last this too paled down to nothing, and all was blackness. Even my last bit of candle had burned down, and vain was the search for more among many rooms, all with open doors and snoring inmates. Just as it seemed most lonely and all asleep but me, beautiful music came through the wall--the chords of a piano, softly played, and slow. It was the Postmaster, who rose up to render on the keys some pretty morceau he had been dreaming of in bed. The sound of music, and such sweet tones, too, was quite a comfort in this solitary hour; and it was a pleasure to find that the performer is well known for his excellent taste for harmony--that source of universal enjoyment. The Station-masters on the railways are usuallyretired captains of steamboats--men accustomed to deal with foreigners, and to be prompt and punctual in their times. The guards in the trains are selected from the former stage-coachmen; so that all parties are provided for by the railway, which at first seems to displace them from employment. Among the numerous visitors to the canoe was a tall, clever, gentlemanly man, who was eagerly curious as to the boat and its journeys. When he saw a tract he laughed outright, and tried to induce the other spectators to join in his ridicule of this mode of presenting religious truth, as likely "to make it vulgar." But laughter is quenched by a solemn tone; and in French, Swedish, and my own native tongue, he was s...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150784675
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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