The Living Age Volume 245

The Living Age Volume 245

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...though burnt a lively red by exposure to the sun, their hair, features, and eyes are perfectly and entirely British; while those of the women who have been able to shade themselves a little would but for the curious 'Badian dialect pass muster in any English town as English. This, too, is in face of the fact that in many negro families of five or six children. with an absolutely black mother and pseudo-father. there will be as many shades of color as there are children. Bearing the fact in mind tha_t Barbados was practically the last discovered of all the West Indian Islands, or Caribbean Islands, as I should prefer to call them rather than help to perpetuate the old misconception, there is. or should be, something fascinating in the consideration of its progress and in the contemplation of its cultivation. The tourist who arrives here will certainly, if he be wise, expend little precious time during the day in roaming the crowded, hot. and dusty streets of Bridgetown, but either by light railway or carriage get out into the country, where he will find much to interest, amuse, and instruct him, and, what is also of great consequence, excellent accommodation in a few comfortable hotels. Of course, for the tourist who expects to be "Cooked" (no pun intended) disappointment is waiting, and such persons will usually be found lounging in long chairs on the front verandah of the nearest hotel, looking inexpressibly bored and apparently wondering why they came. Yet even they are unconsciously receiving much benefit from the warm air and strong life-giving breezes of this most healthful little island, the outpost of all the Caribbees, and from its geographical position the most perfectly aerated of them. Those who intend to...show more

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  • Paperback | 478 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826752
  • 9781236826756