The Fortunate Isles

The Fortunate Isles

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Excerpt: ...that we would have to start about 3 a.m. in a small Pg 170 boat to get on board the Minorca steamer reconciled us to the prospect of living as close as possible to the harbour. The Fonda Marina was an attractive-looking new house built at the very edge of the bay. As we drove up, the host and hostess, recognizing our driver, hastened out to welcome him. Before marrying and settling down as hotel-keepers, the husband had been a steward on South American steamers, and the wife had been cook to the former proprietors of the fonda . Both were pleasant, frank country folk, and terms were quickly arranged. "We would like to stay here till the boat for Minorca calls to-morrow night. Can you take us for three pesetas a day?" we asked. "For three pesetas each?" the host inquired dubiously, as though he thought we had suggested his accepting that sum for the trio. "If for three pesetas eachshow more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236722329
  • 9781236722324