Salud!

Salud! : Poems, Stories and Sketches of Spain by American Writers; A Literary Pamphlet (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Salud!: Poems, Stories and Sketches of Spain by American Writers; A Literary Pamphlet I came home yesterday afternoon when the Ribas family was having dinner. Of the twelve who sat at the table, none were between the ages of ten and fifty. I was asked to eat. When I looked at the size Of the single earthenware jug in the fireplace, I answered that I had already had supper. An assortment of pots and tripods hung at the side of the fireplace. A beaked Olive - Oil lamp, of the type used by the Greeks and Phoenicians, hung in the center of the combined kitchen, dining and living room. The iron lamp and the fireplace fittings were SO well scrubbed that they looked like pewter. Unvarnished chairs and chests were worn with washing. The floor was of earth. The mother lifted the crock from the fireplace and emptied a steaming mass of potatoes, smelling indubitably Of meat, into a large dish in the center of the table. Children and their elders took spoons and ate directly from the single plate. This method Of eating is called, in Aragonese, tot an plat. When the potatoes were eaten the meal was done. While I ate, I tried to think of how I could organize a can of milk for the children. I could speak only to the farmer him self; the others could not understand or talk Castilian. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 86g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243214065
  • 9780243214068