Unprotected Females in Norway; Or, the Pleasantest Way of Travelling There, Passing Through Denmark and Sweden. with Scandinavian Sketches from Nature

Unprotected Females in Norway; Or, the Pleasantest Way of Travelling There, Passing Through Denmark and Sweden. with Scandinavian Sketches from Nature

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...with pleasure? yet so it Was. The A PRUDENT BEEFSTEAK. 141 soft lights and comfortable sofas enticed us to sleep directly; there was no movement, and my dreams were only broken by murmuring the words " S6gnefjeld," upon which a Norske lady jumped up, and wrapped me from head to foot in a thick blanket. This steamer, an English-made one, runs every week from Bergen up as far as Leordalsoren, all summer and winter till the ice begins: it has comfortable, but not extensive accommodation on board; quite enough for the present number of passengers, except when it makes an extra excursion; then it is uncomfortably crowded by the natives, three hundred and fifty having been with it the week before. The meals are served at fixed hours and prices, and judge our feelings, after not seeing meat for so long, at a beefsteak being laid on the table! Fortunately it was too hard to eat, so that we escaped the danger starved people are always in of overdoing with the supplies. Norway beef is very scarce, and of the nature of stewed gutta percha; the mutton is not better. No wonder the natives eat so little meat. The passengers were gradually dropping off in the boats which came from the various farms on each side;--peasants with calves and sheep from the stern; others who had been serving their turn as soldiers, now considerably smartened, from the best end; and only those remained who were bound to Bergen; among them a pair of lovers, who had caught the tasteless German way of cooing and kissing in public. The peasants never do it. German was universally spoken on board, as it is in Bergen; and two very intelligent men were full of anecdote and information about the fjord; hearing also of the trouble in getting into the boats last evening, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740920
  • 9781236740922