"[...]of the rainbow on the flower-scented breezes. But over all this beauty, over the luxuriance of vegetation, over the softness of the tropical air, over the splendour of the sunshine, over the perfume of the flowers, Pestilence has cast her fatal miasmas, and, like the sword of Damocles, the yellow fever hangs threateningly over the head of those who dwell among these lovely scenes. Nature, however, is not to be blamed for this drawback to one of her most charming creations. With better drainage and cleanlier habits amongst its population, there is no reason why Rio should not be a perfectly healthy place. To exorcise the demon who annually scourges its people, no acquaintance with the black art is necessary. The scrubbing-brush and Windsor soap-"this only is the witchcraft need be used." Four days after leaving Rio we arrived at Monte Video, but as we came from an[...]."
- Paperback | 152 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.87mm | 258.55g
- 09 Mar 2015
- Illustrations, black and white