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By Ocean, Prairie, and Peak; Some Gleanings from an Emigrant Chaplain's Log, on Journeys to British Columbia, Manitoba, and Eastern Canada with Map and Illustrations (Paperback) Loot Price: R263
Discovery Miles 2 630
By Ocean, Prairie, and Peak; Some Gleanings from an Emigrant Chaplain's Log, on Journeys to British Columbia, Manitoba,...
By Ocean, Prairie, and Peak; Some Gleanings from an Emigrant Chaplain's Log, on Journeys to British Columbia, Manitoba,...

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By Ocean, Prairie, and Peak; Some Gleanings from an Emigrant Chaplain's Log, on Journeys to British Columbia, Manitoba, and Eastern Canada with Map and Illustrations (Paperback)

Alexander Alfred Boddy

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Loot Price R263 Discovery Miles 2 630

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII Homewards With Cattle Again "we are in mid-ocean, more than a thousand miles from either shore, our bows bearing Britainwards and homewards. All around is the wide-stretching, lonely, tossing ocean. Then the wind veers round to the west, and there floats with us THE ODOUR OF THE FARMYARD. The lowing of oxen is in our ears. Well-fed, sleek bulls and bullocks and heifers munching their liberal rations all day long. On the promenade deck shuffle-board goes forward. In the smokingroom cribbage perhaps. In the saloon the piano is tinkling. Generous meals are being served with regularity and attractiveness, as on all other liners on the Atlantic. I might show you some of the other sides of life on this floating town--might take you to the hospital and let you hear the story of the stoker's risks from one recovering from scalds, or walk the deck with the officers and talk of ice and fog, or chat with the sailors, painting the boats, about their hard life--but we will confine our attention to the cattle and the cattle-men. HOMEWARDS WITH CATTLE 193 Five hundred and thirty head of cattle on board, representing more than 10,000 in value. Splendid beasts they seem to the unprofessional eye. They weigh, on an average, one thousand eight hundred pounds, and one huge bull is said to be two thousand seven hundred and odd pounds. They come by rail from farms in Ontario, where they have been stall-fed since December last. Their voyage expenses, first and last, are about 5 each. Durhams and Herefords crossed, and a strain of Ontario blended in, enormous flat backs and massive haunches. There they stand, fastened side by side, with a stout rope around their horns, some on the deck (the upper deck, but covered in), and also on the main deck below. On...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Alexander Alfred Boddy
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 46
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-87318-8
Barcode: 9781150873188
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-87318-3

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