Field Sports of the North of Europe; Comprised in a Personal Narrative of a Residence in Sweden and Norway, in the Years 1827-28 Volume 2

Field Sports of the North of Europe; Comprised in a Personal Narrative of a Residence in Sweden and Norway, in the Years 1827-28 Volume 2

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...the serpentine motion that this makes, when the vehicle is proceeding, has, it is said, the effect of deterring these animals from making their attacks. CHAPTER XIV. Journey to Stockholm. Lake Malarn.--Franska Wardshus. Having occasion to proceed to Stockholm, I set off on the evening of Wednesday, the 23d January, for that place. Before starting, I directed Elg, who was anxious to return forthwith to Brunberg, to make some needful arrangements about his little farm, to use his best endeavours during my absence to get a bear on foot. The better to effect this object, I allowed him to make use of my dogs. I directed him, however, to meet me at Lapp Cottage on the 10th of February, by which time I anticipated I should be returned from the capital. As the Rada and Gras lakes, which lay in our course, were firmly frozen over, we kept principally on their surface. On these fine pieces of water regular routes were now marked out, in the manner of which I have made mention, small pines, or the trees themselves, being placed in an upright position, at stated-intervals, to keep the traveller in the proper track. The ice was at this time in excellent order for sledging, and we therefore glided along its surface with great rapidity. On reaching Sunnemo, a hamlet situated, as I have said, at fourteen or fifteen miles to the southward of Lapp Cottage, I took up my quarters for the night, Here there is a smeltinghouse (Hyttan) belonging to the Uddeholm Company, of which Mr. Emanuel Geijer has the superintendence, from whom I received, on this, as on other occasions, much hospitality. There are extensive iron mines at no very great distance from this place; these are situated in the district of Bergslagen. The ore is not particularly productive; as I understood...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494105
  • 9781236494108