Our Voyage; A Book for the Cape, or Any Other, Voyager

Our Voyage; A Book for the Cape, or Any Other, Voyager

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...place. Singular in appearance and conformation, the captivity of Napoleon would alone invest any place with a charm. Ego.--The women bring off fruit, and notably a peach, which for heaviness surpasses anything I have ever seen. It felt like lead, and in reply to a remark I made, the woman, who had a face like ebony, said in a most English and cultivated tone of voice--" Yes, they are not like Cape fruit, their nature is hard; but they are very pleasant to the taste. Will master try them?" Egomet.--It was a wee territory indeed for one of Napoleon's stature. Ego.--Just ten miles and five-eighths between West and King and Queen Points, and seven miles between Powell and Sugar-loaf Points. Egomet.--It's fearfully hilly. Ego.--It bristles with hills, some of which are decentish mountains. Take, for instance, Diana's Peak, which rises, about the centre of the southern ridge, to a height of 2,684 feet-High Peak, again, is only forty-nine feet less; while Halley's Mount, Flagstaff Hill, and White's Hill have all attained to respectable stature. As becomes her, Lot's Wife is on'y!550 feet in height. G.--Not bad for a pillar of salt. Is the island fruitful? Ego.--The soil is extremely fertile. Owing to the influence of Sir Charles Elliott, a late governor, an effort was made to revive the orchards which once abounded, and not altogether without success. It is. found that the best description of cinchona trees will thrive at an elevation of two thousand feet. What possibilities does not this fact open, seeing that the highest peak rises only 684 feet higher! Coffee yields abundantly, and great attention is being paid to the 284 CAPTURE OF ST. HELENA. growth of the finest quality. In a word, the capabilities of the soil are such that, beyond...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659908X
  • 9781236599087