Travel Volume 25

Travel Volume 25

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...of realization. Home is disappointing. Its soul is drab. Its voice cracked. To it romance is a perished dream and adventure a mere lad's fable. Yet if we are' bored with home, is there not eminently justifiable reason to believe that home will be bored with us? Into The Rambler's study walked the other day a returned traveler. He was a war correspondent of sorts who had been on his first trip abroad. His clothes were strange and his, newly acquired mannerisms stranger. "Well, how's it feel to be home?" _ "Awful!" He shot out a dcprecating arm, but stopped mid-gesture to glance at a wrist watch. "Simply awful. I can never stay in this backwater burg. Nothing happens here. It's dead." The Rambler smiled. He had seen that kind before. He had seen other men return from foreign capitals and speak of New York as a "backwater burg." He had also seen them settle down finally and learn to blush for their neophyte scorn. For the trouble with such adolescents is that they desire to be great and remain great; they know nothing of the warmth of welcome which should raise familiar sights and faces into the hero_ic. In short, they do not know what home should mean to them. Some of us are homesick only when we are away from home; others---those rare, romantic vagabonds, those "children of the open air"--are homesick only in their homes. VVhere the heart is, there is the treasure also. 'Vhere our heart is, there also is our peace and our satisfaction. To most of us the road is never home nor ever can be. To most of us home is a static point to which we can return always with the confidence that here is one spot which 'tradition makes immutable; one which knows...show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236825217
  • 9781236825216