The Pandora Volume 3

The Pandora Volume 3

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...Athens' department leads the van. It would be unreasonable to expect them to put out fires and spoil the fun, when we have so little excitement here. Besides they might get their pretty uniforms wet, you know, and that would never do. Athens backs her department for all they're worth when it comes to parades or fun after the fire. These things are great, all great; but the shrine at which aesthetic Athens worships is the water works tower. "It is built upon a hill and cannot be hid." Like a huge sentinel, it stands proclaiming to the world that Athens does use water. The fact that the tower is sometimes mistaken for the monu Th-nt-n; "Shay Stet, what th' 'ell's zat?" S-nf-d: "Zat? Why, you'z drunk; zat, zat's 'Federate mon'ment!" ment on the next square, by inebriated freshmen, does not detract one iota from its dignity. In enumerating the notable points of Athens, our task would be incomplete without some mention of the Athens street car line. Were we governed by a strict sense of appropriateness, we might have said track, but line will do now that it is written. Certain it is, the track is here, and can he seen any day by those who care to seek for it beneath the dust of Athens streets. As far as the cars themselves are concerned, there is a vague tradition that at irregular and erratic intervals a vehicle on wheels, and drawn by diminutive animals of unknown genus, has been seen on the streets of Athens. One who has risked his life on board this vehicle asserts that the wheels are square, but from the easy motion of the car, and its noiseless locomotion, we are inclined to doubt the statement. We spoke of dusty strejts, and those who have had light suits "painted red" by the tenacious dust of Athens, more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510801
  • 9781236510808