Sunny Days Abroad; Or, the Old World Seen with Young Eyes

Sunny Days Abroad; Or, the Old World Seen with Young Eyes

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... the mists having disappeared, there was a fine view of the mountains. At half-past three o'clock we were called to see the sun rise. And what a sight! Not a speck of cloud or mist rested on the mountains. By slow degrees the sun came up, and as its rays lighted up one peak after another, the beauty and splendor of the scene became indescribable. There we stood and gazed, in silent wonder, upon this marvellous display of the great Creator's power and glory. The whole Oberland range, as well as innumerable other peaks, were in full view. It was a sight for a life time. I could only exclaim, 'Glory, Glory Hallelujah.' Nobody who has not experienced it, can have the least idea of the feelings which such a sight awakens. I don't think any of us will ever forget that visit. I am sure I shall not. It seemed as though I was never so near God before. "After breakfast we commenced our descent. Our guides led the horses, and we raced and chased each other over the snow at a great rate; it was nearly as hard as the rocks themselves. In a few hours we were down again among the flowers and green grass, and were glad enough to get off all our extra clothing, for we found it very warm. The whole distance to the top of the Great Scheideck we had a full view of the mountains. There we took the usual route to the Reichenbach Falls, opposite Meiringen, feeling that we had seen what we never had conceived of, in the way of the awful grandeur and glory of mountain scenery. In some of the very narrow passes we found men with long wooden horns, called Alpine horns. These they would blow with all their might. The sound produced was loud and rather pleasant, but the echoes were truly beautiful. At first they were full and near, but by degrees they became fainter and...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123650786X
  • 9781236507860