In Spain

In Spain

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... ' out into the sunshin e, it was powerful enough to warm me in a moment, when l was freezing in the shade-hidden Fonda. I had only a few hundred steps to go through the allee, and I stood upon the ridge of the mountain, which lay opposite Granada; the sun burnt fiercely here and almost scorched the dusty cacti, that, with their heavy leaves, stretched themselves out over the declivities. Here stood a miserable hovel, in which a gipsy family lived, the brown children ran about almost always naked, with their matted black hair hanging about their shoulders; all their life long they had rejoiced in the warm sunshine, they never felt cold. Far beneath me I saw Granada's streets, I saw the sunlit, new Alameda, the whole luxuriant campagna, the rich Vega; the young corn in the fields stood as fresh and green as if it were spring time, as if the last days of summer had suddenly sprung over the winter, and had now already begun to rule beneath. I gazed ov'er the mountains, beyond which Malaga lies, the direction I should soon be travelling, the Sierra Nevada raised its green terraces high above copse-wood and orchards; higher still towers the mountain in wild forms, crowned at the summit with eternal snow and glaciers. My eye followed the Darro and Xenil, which, here united, winds itself amidst the fruitful valley. Suddenly beneath yonder smoke ascends spreading itself more and more, like the smoke from the forest, or heath on fire; in three different places; far off it was to be seen, it was however, neither smoke nor fire, it was the dust of the high road lifted by a gale of wind and driven forward. All around where I was standing, u dead calm reigned, the 'wind had not yet reached so high, hut a few minutes later, when I went...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547306
  • 9781236547309