China and Japan

China and Japan

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... host, they charged a mountain not far away and swept over his rugged old body as though he were no more than a sandheap. I was so glad to see the little mist spirits, for you have often seen them gathered in little companies away off in the valleys, sometimes camping in the very treetops, but always a long way off. Well, this time they came right into our faces, into our room, gathered around the brightly burning lamp and tried hard to capture the light, but it was fine to see how the beams of light which the lamp kept sending out so bravely just penetrated through the crowds of curious mist-soldiers, never once giving up. I have met the clouds often since coming to this place of the "unpronounceable name," but as often as I have seen them and thought with them and heard their moist secrets dropping all around me I have never yet lost interest, nor have they allowed me to grow too familiar. For they seem to have a way of vanishing when I come near. Some time I will write you what I think of thunder and lightning. Do you want to know? CHAPTER XXIII Leaving Karuizawa And A Stop In A Japanese Hotel In Kyoto On the morning of our departure from Karuizawa we were up early, packing and arranging for the trip down to the "ordinary level" of people and events. A happy party we were, as quite a number of our friends went with us to the railway station to see us well started. After all, it is hard to leave a place where one has so thoroughly enjoyed people and surroundings without some little twinges of regret, even though that place has been altogether strange and in the midst of strangers. It is not necessary to repeat the description of our trip down through the same long succession of tunnels and high bridges. We arrived in Tokio...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236539036
  • 9781236539038