Buckra Land; Two Weeks in Jamaica

Buckra Land; Two Weeks in Jamaica : Details of a Voyage to the West Indies, Day by Day, and a Tour of Jamaica, Step by Step

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...by moisture; and for the same reason the berries are almost constantly turned and moved over during the process of drying, which takes about a week if the weather favors., Some of the producers in the district of Manchester are kiln-drying their berries, which has the effect of preserving the pun-gency of the berries more perfectly. After the drying process is completed, the pimento is packed in bags, in very much the same manner in which cofiee is packed, and transported to the coast to await shipment. At one point after we had reached a high altitude we could, by looking back, see the Caribbean in the distance, a broad expense of beautiful water, and the intensity of the blue cannot possibly be imagined by one who has not seen it. It was a sight never to be forgotten, and not, I am sure, surpassed on the face of the globe. As we progressed toward the top of the range, the character of the vegetation changed remarkably. Ahl Ilow wonderful, what an experience, riding through those tropical mountains in the interior of the most southern of the West India Islands! Now the cocoanut palms become much less numerous, and now one was rarely seen. Instead, the cabbage-palm became more plentiful, and the sour orange trees very numerous, nearly all filled with green and golden fruit, and once in a while a lime tree was seen, or, by some swiftly flowing stream, an avocado pear loaded with the great pear-shaped fruit. We could have almost imagined that we were riding through a section of New England, had it not been for the tropical trees here and there. But the aspect of the country differed widely from that on the c0ast--from a dense, thoroughly tropical vegetation to sub-tropical. What seems almost remarkable, but what is characteristic of Jamaica...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236957423
  • 9781236957429