By Horse, Canoe and Float Through the Wildernesses of Brazil

By Horse, Canoe and Float Through the Wildernesses of Brazil

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... over the little cargo. The rude vessel thus formed was sufficient to float one hundred pounds of baggage; and the whole was drawn into the river and pushed across by our men, who were powerful swimmers. We halted for breakfast the third day at a ranch with a big name--the Fazenda of the Middle Table Mountain--where we were treated with splendid hospitality by the proprietor. He gave us with liberality the physical bread, and we in turn gave him the Spiritual bread--the Book--which appeared to please him much. His kindness was such that he sent a man eight miles with us to point out the trail. We camped this night in the wilds by the Rio do Foice--Brush-hook river--and near the Mouro do Pico--Pinacle Mountain. This is an interesting table-mountain: It rises up a thousand feet above the level basin, of which it appears to be the center, and is so perpendicular on all sides that no human foot has ever pressed its summit. Perhaps it was an island in a primeval lake, raised by some mighty upheaval, or was left after a great terrestrial subsidence. The people of the vicinity think that it is rich in gold. We halted the fourth day at the Fazenda do Sucm'y--Anaconda Ranch. We attracted nearly as much attention everywhere as a traveling circus, being stared at and our baggage examined with great curiosity, while many strange and amusing questions were asked us. A cowboy accompanied us a few days, and becoming informed regarding us, was prepared to impart to the people wherever we halted such facts as their curiosity demanded. They called Mr. Witte "the old man "--not that he was old, but merely the elder of the two--and myself " the young man." "They come from Carolina, and are going to Villa Nova more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236957261
  • 9781236957269