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Noto (Paperback) Loot Price: R109 Discovery Miles 1 090
Noto (Paperback): Percival Lowell
Noto (Paperback): Percival Lowell

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Percival Lowell

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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: III. The Usui Pass. The first object to catch my eye, when the shoji were pushed apart, the next morning, was a string of the ubiquitous paper fish, dangling limp in the motionless May air from a pole in a neighboring yard; highly suggestive of having just been caught for breakfast. The sight would have been painfully prophetic but for the food we had brought with us; for, of all meals, a Japanese breakfast is the most cold, the most watery, and the most generally fishy in the world. As it was, breakfast consisted of pathetic copies of consecrated originals. It might have been excellent but for the canned milk. No doubt there are persons who are fond ofcanned milk; but, for my part, I loathe it. The effect of the sweetish glue upon my inner man is singularly nauseating. I have even been driven to drink my matutinal coffee in all its after-dinner strength rather than adulterate it with the mixture. You have, it is true, the choice of using the stuff as a dubious paste, or of mixing it with water into a non-committal wash; and, whichever plan you adopt, you wish you had adopted the other. Why it need be so unpalatably cloying is not clear to my mind. They tell me the sugar is needed to preserve the milk. I never could make out that it preserved anything but the sugar. Simply to see the stuff ooze out of the hole in the can is deterrent. It is enough to make one think seriously at times of adding a good milch cow to his already ample trip encumber- ment, at the certain cost of delaying the march, and the not improbable chance of being taken for an escaped lunatic. Indeed, to the Japanese mind, to be seen solemnly preceding acaravan of cattle for purposes of diet would certainly suggest insanity. For cows in Japan are never milked. Dairy products, consequently, are not to be...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: Percival Lowell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-73831-6
Barcode: 9780217738316
Categories: Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel & holiday guides
Books > Travel > Travel & holiday guides
Books > Travel > Travel & holiday guides > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel & holiday guides > General
LSN: 0-217-73831-1

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