Time Volume 10

Time Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...mine whom I shall name John, Smeenk, of course, a young Dutchman, who is "rising eighteen," a young Briton, and the present writer. The baskets are of British build, and the rods of no distinct nationality, but primitive withal--rods in two parts, one of which is composed of bamboo. Neither the rain that has fallen, nor that which is palpably imminent, exercises a deterrent effect on the gathering of brothers of the angle, which is large and, I am given to understand, influential. This might be a Sunday-night train destined for somewhere on the Lea or the Thames, so many followers of Izaak are amongst its occupants. We travel third class, that being more sociable, and likely to yield better results in the shape of fishing news and predictions than either first or second class---a third class, which is built on the first-class saloon principle, with seats ranging lengthways. It is a smoking carriage, as any anti-tobacconist who put his nose in and found twenty-three pipes in full blast would admit. Every smoker is a brother of the angle, but I find to my great relief that ours is not a common destination. There are some who will alight with us at Oudewater; but they wet no lines in our ditches! I beg pardon, dykes; Smeenk would like to catch them at it! The rest of the party we shall deliver on the road to follow their own devices in other waters. The company in the carriage is not entirely of the masculine gender. There is one female present, a person apparently connected with agricultural pursuits, who regards the reek which rises from those twenty-three pipes with national stolidity. She has inhaled just such volumes of tobacco smoke before. The rate at which the train travels may be described as tranquillising--so...show more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236835719
  • 9781236835710