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The Exploration of the Caucasus Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R245 Discovery Miles 2 450
The Exploration of the Caucasus Volume 2 (Paperback): Douglas William Freshfield
The Exploration of the Caucasus Volume 2 (Paperback): Douglas William Freshfield

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The Exploration of the Caucasus Volume 2 (Paperback)

Douglas William Freshfield

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...the new order of ' every accommodation for tourists' had yet to come. Had we not had Government recommendations, we might, I think, have fared but poorly. As it was, we were treated to an unlimited supply of spirits, a very late supper, and a fair amount of bedding, for all of which next morning we made a due recompense in roubles. There was no more difficulty in doing this than at the Great St. Bernard Hospice. The whole of the next day's ride lay along the banks of the Baksan. The corn-fields of the Circassians are soon left behind. The track crosses a melancholy, level prairie, where there is no sign of inhabitants past or present, except a group of tall Turkish tombstones of the usual form, crowned with stone turbans. The scenery of the Baksan divides itself naturally into three stages. First come the rounded cretaceous downs, then scarped and weather-tinted limestone crags, closing in at last upon the river in a bare, treeless defile. This opens on a wide Alpine valley, the sides of which are partly fir-covered. A broad snowy mass, Dongusorun, curiously like the Breithorn, closes the vista. At a farm belonging to the Urusbieh chiefs, some thirty-three miles below their village, the carriage-track ends. The stars were shining with eastern brilliance in a cloudless vault, as on the night of July 23, 1887, a solitary horseman pushed his wheezy animal up the path that leads to the homes of the Turkish tribesmen. The moon was hidden behind the steep southern slope. Wherever the track had to cross the bed of some tributary stream it became so hard to trace that the rider was forced to dismount. From time to time the dim, dark shape and high bonnet of a belated native would loom in the darkness and disappear again with a passing grunt of...


Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Douglas William Freshfield
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 100
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-73823-9
Barcode: 9781230738239
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-230-73823-1

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