Sixteen Months in the Danish Isles Volume 1

Sixteen Months in the Danish Isles Volume 1

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...as to whether I spoke their language, &c.; but my replies were too concise to encourage a continuance. Indeed I had more than enough to engage my attention in the objects that met my eyes to care about conversation-; it is not till la man has lived some time in a land, and grown quite familiar with its external appearance, as well as with the people in general, that he cares about chatting with promiscuous strangers. My good-natured neighbour, seeing she could make little of me, and looking about for some compensation, thought she had discerned a promising subject in the forlorn maiden, my vis-(2-ris. Whereupon she lifted on her lap the large basket, from which after much diving and unpacking she extracted a smaller one, carefully covered with green leaves, and this found to contain some beautiful strawberries. She held it across to the young lady with an encouraging smile, in-' viting her to partake, which being accepted, she commenced some interrogations. "My sweet girl, are you travelling quite alone?" " Yes l" " Have you come all the way from Copenhagen by yourself 2" "My cousin convoyed me to Roeskilde." " Were you in town staying with your cousin T' "I was staying with my uncle." " And has your uncle a large family? have you many cousins?" (I forget the number that was given in reply to this.) " How long were you in Copenhagen?" " Ten days." "And you 'll be glad to be going home again?" " Yes!" " Do you live in Holbek?" " N o I" " Oh, indeed! and how far out of it?" " About eight miles " (English). "Dear me! and how are you to get...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741056
  • 9781236741059