Excerpt from The Yellow Flag, Vol. 1 of 3: A Novel
Was a broad gravelled path, the favourite pro menade Of such Of the worthy townspeople Of Southampton as prefer the beauties Of nature to the attractions Of the Shops in 'the High street. On one side was the broad water glistening in the bright, cheerful October sun, on the other a large strip Of greensward fringed on the farther edge by a row Of shin ing, white-faced lodging-houses and hotels. On the promenade, the grim cannons - trophies taken during the Russian war - were sur rounded by happy children, fearlessly climb ing upon the now innocuous engines Of death, within hailing distance Of the Shore a few boat men were lazily pulling about, some young men were intent on watching the progress of two dogs who were making a neck-and-neck race for a stick which had been thrown into the water for them to fetch, and the whole scene.
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