A Stumbler in Wide Shoes

A Stumbler in Wide Shoes : A Novel (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Stumbler in Wide Shoes: A Novel It was like a time of truce in a siege. The belea guering waters of the northern sea had ceased to push their battering-rams against the ramparts of the resist ing town, and her watchful defenders could breathe freely, knowing that the war was over for another year, that the time was coming when their stanch ally, the sun, would raise the siege for them, and when, in the contest between man and nature, man would triumph once more. But a truce is not peace, nor is absence of attack victory, and Amsterdam keeps all her sentinels at their posts. The Venice of the North does not float gondolas on her canals, and trust the placid waters which 'glide in her streets, but guards against their treachery with sluice-gate and dyke - names for shield and buckler in her war with the sea. 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 | 428 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 567g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243195370
  • 9780243195374