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The Caravaners (Paperback) Loot Price: R170
Discovery Miles 1 700
The Caravaners (Paperback): Elizabeth
The Caravaners (Paperback): Elizabeth

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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: you see, merely a term of recognition in the gentleman's country. You can't reasonably object to that, you know. Drive on like a sensible man, and get your fare." And lifting his hat to Edelgard he continued his passing by. Well, we did finally arrive at the appointed place ? indeed, my hearers next winter will know all the time that we must have, or why should I be reading this aloud ? ? after being forced by the flyman to walk the last twenty minutes up a hill which, he declared, his horse would not otherwise be able to ascend. The sun shone its hottest while we slowly surmounted this last obstacle ? a hard one to encounter when it is long past dinner-time. I am aware that by English clocks it was not past it, but what was that to me ? My watch showed that in Storchwerder, the place our inner natures were used to, it was half-past two, a good hour beyond the time at which they are accustomed daily to be replenished, and no arbitrary theory, anyhow no perilously near approach to one, will convince a man against the evidence of his senses that he is not hungry because a foreign clock says it is not dinner-time when it is. Panthers, we found on reaching the top of the hill and pausing to regain our composure, is but a house here and a house there scattered over a bleak, ungenial landscape. It seemed an odd, high up district to use as a terminus for caravans, and I looked down the steep, narrow lane we had just ascended and wondered how a caravan would get up it. Afterward I found that they never do get up it, but arrive home from the exactly opposite direction along a fair road which was the one any but an imbecile driver would have brought us. We reached our destination by, so to speak, its back door; and we were still standing on the top of the hill doing what is know...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Elizabeth
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 82
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-55994-2
Barcode: 9780217559942
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-55994-8

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