Ten Years Travel & Sport in Foreign Lands; Or Travels in the Eighties

Ten Years Travel & Sport in Foreign Lands; Or Travels in the Eighties

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...Finland is indescribably bright and clear. If there were any mountains in this intensely flat wooded country, sufficiently, high to be visible, one might discern them from afar. Eighteen continuous hours of a burning sun, reflected from a dazzling surface, made one feel like a column badly papered of a blood-red colour. Cool seemed the evening air as we drove back at midnight, with the orb just below the horizon due north; blowing upon the inflamed surface, which had been exposed to its malign influence, bike a breath from an iceberg; which perhaps was the reason the skjutspojka dropped the reins and allowed the pony to meander at its own will along the track, at a steady five miles an hour, for the brown face of the boy had also been burnt a shade and a half darker since the morning. I now wish to describe the sport and travel we experienced in the southern portion of the country nearer to St. Petersburg, which is, in other words, the south-eastern corner of the Grand Duchy of Finland. But first we travelled from Uleaborg up the Great TJleo Eiver, and across the interior of Finland to the Bussian capital. We had thus spent twenty-four hours, as before mentioned, upon the large Kemi river, during which we had capital sport with salmon, the rumour of which we now found has preceded us through the Grand Duchy of Finland by means of the press, rendering us quite famous, and had also visited the Tornio, which is the boundary between Sweden, or Lappmark, and Finland. The Kemi is a fine salmon river, apparently five or six times the size of the Thames, and though we had not been able to inspect much of it, yet we gathered some information with respect to the run and spread of the salmon and sea trout upon it, useful to anyone who may wish to fish...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504283
  • 9781236504289