Among the Alps, Or, the Happiness to Be Derived from Doing Good

Among the Alps, Or, the Happiness to Be Derived from Doing Good

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...Harry and I were racing along the lake, trying who could ride nearest the water, when my mule struck his foot against a stone, and before I knew it we were both tumbling down the bank." "You see, my child, the folly of such experiments. You have endangered your life, lamed the mule, for which I shall have to pay, and delayed the whole party for several hours. Let it be a lesson to you for the future." "I am very sorry, father, and will try never to be so reckless again," said Edward, who really seemed penitent for his fault, and, on this account, was readily pardoned. The road down the mountain was much easier to travel and the scenery entirely different, for now green fields, dotted with neat-looking chalets, met the eye instead of barren rocks and precipices; cattle were grazing on the hillsides and content and peace reigned everywhere. Dining at the village of Kandersbeg, their road led them on the borders of the Lake of Thun, in sight of grand and majestic snow mountains, upon which the eye lingered with delight as the setting sun tinged their snowy peaks with delicate rosy tints, and it was not until after dark that they arrived at the valley of Lauterbrunnen. CHAPTER X. THE RAINY WEEK. "The day is cold, and dark, and dreary; It rains and the wind is never weary; The vine still clings to the mouldering wall; But at every gust the dead leaves fall, And the day is dark and dreary. "Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary." -E AUTIFUL weather had followed our travellers everywhere--clear, bright, sunny days, when the atmosphere seemed full of...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761685
  • 9781236761682