Sketches of Residence and Travels in Brazil Volume N . 2

Sketches of Residence and Travels in Brazil Volume N . 2

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...if I would only wait to have them caught and cooked. I could but smile at the good grace with which all this officiousness was enacted, and on the whole thought it preferable to the sullen, freezing indifference, sometimes met with. It gave me, moreover, an opportunity to speak in turn, and to introduce such conversation as I chose. I found that the oldest child went to school, and that the others would soon go. They accordingly became the nominal recipients of some folhelos, which I heard their father reading aloud till late at night--having become, as he informed me in the morning, very much interested in them. Before proceeding farther with the events of the evening, I must mention that in the course of the day we had come up with three horses belonging to Pacifico, which he said he had sent forward the day before, on their way to the Recife for cargo. They were accompanied by a matuto, called Joaozinho, A term derived from homem do matto, signifying a backwoodsman. Guide's Feint Of Illness. 203 and Pacifico's oldest son, whom the father had described to me as well instructed in reading and writing, but who declared to me himself that he knew nothing about one or the other, having never been to school in his life. I looked in vain among the animals thus overtaken to find a better than that I rode; however, the parties became united, and when I came to "turn in" to my hammock, I found that all three were to be companions of my bed-chamber, stretched out upon benches within reach of me. My first impression was to remonstrate, but a kinder and probably wiser sentiment prevailed, in compliance with which I did not so much as question their right to any privileges they might get in connection with mine. I had been led to anticipate more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236508912
  • 9781236508911