Recollections of an Ill-Fated Expedition, Part First

Recollections of an Ill-Fated Expedition, Part First

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...legal fiction. ' _, _ Two of our engineers inquired for the best hotel, and were recommended to the Albion House. After they had vainly endeavored to discover it themselves, and having been informed that it was five miles out of town, they engaged a cab to take them there. Afier about two hours ride through the country, which, by the way, was so attractive that the time passed quickly, the driver finally brought up in front of the hotel, which they subsequently found to be only two minutes' walk from the starting-point. Though not a pretentious place and not the best hotel in Bridgetown, the Albion was to us at the time like a miniature Waldorf-Astoria. To be able to sit down at a clean table to an excellent meal consisting of mutton-chops, coffee, slice'ii q'u'cf1imbers, bananas, and oranges, followed by_.Englis_h ale-_: a'nd_ cho_ice_ _I__avana cigars, and to be able to rep: s e_at_z_i-lglit' a' and iriinmovable bed, seemed like the ne plus ultra _hurn_an.happiness. Much of our time was employed in ea-"q_%1 1-iag1'.;I'-t sight-seeing. We were greatly interested in the sugar plantations which covered the island and in the great number and variety of. fruit-and shade-trees, many of them entirely unknown to us. Indeed, it has often since occurred to the writer that he encountered a greater variety of tropical productions in Barbadoes than during the whole trip up the Amazon and Madeira. Tall cocoanut-palms with their tempting fruit, furnishing a delightful draught of clear and cool water in the warmest weather, bread-fruit, honey locusts, mangoes, limes, lemons, oranges, pineapples, and other such products, together with the luxuriant foliage and delightful sea-breezes, made...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236857143
  • 9781236857149