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Things That Have Interested Me, Third Series (Dodo Press) (Paperback) Loot Price: R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 You Save: R13 (6%)
Things That Have Interested Me, Third Series (Dodo Press) (Paperback): Arnold Bennett
Things That Have Interested Me, Third Series (Dodo Press) (Paperback): Arnold Bennett

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Things That Have Interested Me, Third Series (Dodo Press) (Paperback)

Arnold Bennett

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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: IN CALAIS HARBOUR DURING MOBILISATION When, on Sunday at noon, we threw a rope to a loafer on the outer quay of the smack-basin in Calais harbour, the loafer, as soon as he had made it fast and assured us that we were in a good position and received a franc, climbed down the iron rungs of the ladder in the wall, so as to be closer to us, and said: " That is going badly, the war." Prone by nature and training to reject all rumours of a startling kind, I replied that I hoped that " that" would arrange itself. " Nevertheless," said he, shrugging his shoulders, " the general mobilisation has begun." This was real news to me. I had had none since the early editions of Saturday afternoon. 1 had waited all Saturday in Dover harbour, which was full of men-of-war, for some sort of reasonable weather to allow me to move on towards Cowes, whither I was bound. And it had been a gloomy day, in spite of the sunshine and in spite of the bright crowds and the band on the esplanade. It seemed to be monstrous, then, that the glory of Cowes Regatta should be even impaired by fears of war. (That the Regatta might be wiped entirely off the Calendar did not occur to me, because it was unthinkable.) Soldiers and sailors had apeculiar air of importance and busy-ness. A group of officers and men manoeuvring the immense iron booms for closing the eastern entrance to the harbour might have been a hierarchy rearranging the swing of the solar universe. Another group of officers went out of the harbour on a harbour-tug, and cruised to and fro?and me after them in a dinghy ?and returned with great mystery; and what they were doing on a harbour-tug none could say. A royal train c.ame on the pier and debarked mysterious personages. Whom? I guessed that the train bore the Empress Dowager of Russia, ...


Imprint: Dodo Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2009
Authors: Arnold Bennett
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 172
ISBN-13: 978-1-4099-7584-7
Barcode: 9781409975847
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-4099-7584-3

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