How a Bride Was Won; Or, a Chase Across the Pampas

How a Bride Was Won; Or, a Chase Across the Pampas

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...landscape looking almost like a park, carefully and artistically laid out. Small green patches lay everywhere between groups of trees which grew in so picturesque a manner that they seemed planted by a landscape gardener. Now they reached the crest, and a beautiful scene presented itself: there was the Mayhue Lagoon, with its bright surface and densely-wooded shores, rising precipitously from the water-edge, and furrowed with deep gorges. Across the lagoon were fresh meadows and tall trees, interspersed with huts and cultitivated fields. but magnificent view, while through the valley in front was seen the distant back It was a singularly wild, morning until I havehad my coffee, even though I should be obliged to prepare it at four o'clock. I feel ill this morning; my head aches as if a thousand wheels were working in it." The doctor made no reply; he was in a similar condition. The rough motion of his horse, which trotted somewhat stifiiy, was not calculated to restore his good-humor, and he looked.down morosely on his pommel. The road descended again into the valley, and the scenery changed in so peculiar a manner that they could not but They had lost sight of the lagoon, owing to an intervening range of hills, and the valley which they now en notice it. and as soon as they got away from the immediate proximity of the stony bed of the river, they could allow the horses to trot. At first the road was narrow, but it soon widened, and they could journey two abreast. "This is a strange mode of travelling," said Reiwald, breaking the silence. " No one seems to think of stopping anywhere. Yesterday morning, I believe, was the last time we took a regular meal. No dinner, no supper, no breakfast, and we are pressing...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895703
  • 9781236895707