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The Cardinal, by the Author of 'The Duchess'. (Paperback) Loot Price: R401
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The Cardinal, by the Author of 'The Duchess'. (Paperback): Archibald Boyd
The Cardinal, by the Author of 'The Duchess'. (Paperback): Archibald Boyd

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The Cardinal, by the Author of 'The Duchess'. (Paperback)

Archibald Boyd

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. THE MULETEER. The traveller pursued his way down stairs. He did not, however, as the priest had anticipated, go direct into the street. With all his seeming recklessness of manner, he had apparently been taught prudence by experience, for instead of making for the great door of the inn, he stopped at the foot of the stairs, and commenced casting upon either side of him a lazy glance at the horses and mules around him. The stable is the entrance hall of the Spanish inns. Barely possessing food for the traveller, and exhibiting in their bare walls and dirty and unfinished apartments the most perfectabsence even of those more simple luxuries which can be found in England in the meanest alehouse, their accommodations for the four- legged visitants offer a strange contrast to those provided for their masters. The stables are always large, cool, and airy, and the chopped straw and barley, the invariable food in the Peninsula for beasts of all sorts intended for the road, abundant and of the best quality. The reason of this is simple enough. The higher classes travel little, and when they do move, have somewhat the appearance, and adopt the tactics of a small army on its march. The grandee and his family are accompanied by cooks, servants, proveditores, house - stewards, and market-men. They carry with them their provision in carts or on baggage mules. They have their wine, their hams, their sauces?while the coarser elements, such as poultry, partridges, flour, and liquor for their attendants, are purchased in any locality at which their halt may take place. Thus the innkeeper is called upon to provide them with nothing but shelter for the night, and his house degenerates into a caravanserai. Where the chances of profit are thus extremely rare, and very grudgingly p...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Archibald Boyd
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 98
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-55996-6
Barcode: 9780217559966
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-55996-4

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