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Mount Omi and Beyond; A Record of Travel on the Thibetan Border (Paperback) Loot Price: R369
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Mount Omi and Beyond; A Record of Travel on the Thibetan Border (Paperback): Archibald John Little
Mount Omi and Beyond; A Record of Travel on the Thibetan Border (Paperback): Archibald John Little

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Mount Omi and Beyond; A Record of Travel on the Thibetan Border (Paperback)

Archibald John Little

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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 IV AT THE FOOT OF MOUNT OMI The best Inn's best Room?Three Rivers of Kiating?All in Flood? Colossal Buddha?First View of Omi?Torrential Rain?Crosses on the Roadway?Great Buddha Temples?Chinese Rubbings?Em- broideries?Missions?China Inland and Roman Catholic?Hotel Bill?Snchi?Pilgrims?Silk, and White Wax?City of Omi?Huge Bell?Bronze Pagoda?Limestone Ravine?Iron Suspension Bridge? Pair of Flying Bridges?Butterfly Collectors?Wan Nien Sze? Paying Coolies?Lohan and Hoangko Trees?Bronze Pusien on Elephant?Most Ancient Chinese Building?Pilgrims' Dress?Great Guest-room?Dining with a Chief Priest?Vegetarian Banquet? Barefaced Begging?Danger from Tigers. July 18.?Torrential rain. Last night's fine sunset turned out to be but a momentary break in the wet weather which set in last week, which, while it has cooled the air, has stopped our further progress. We put up last night at the best inn in one of the best-looking towns we have yet seen. It is kept by a graduate, and is patronised by officials accordingly. It is gorgeous in gilding and red paint, and to the high guest-room, allotted to our humble selves, we ascended from the street through a succession of court-yards with the usual fish-ponds, flower-vases, and dirt. For, truth to tell, fine as is the accommodation at first sight, the floor has the usual accumulation of the mud of ages, covering the original concrete with hard, slippery undulations of compressed filth, which the continuous rain keeps moistened as the men come and go across the yard to our quarters. Woe betide you if, in dressing, you drop a sock upon the floor, or still worse, your pocket-handkerchief or towel; neither can be used again until thoroughly washed with soap and water. The smells, too, were of the usual nature, and when, in the morning, ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Archibald John Little
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-26319-1
Barcode: 9780217263191
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Books > Humanities > History
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LSN: 0-217-26319-4

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