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Washington University Record Volume 6 (Paperback) Loot Price: R191
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Washington University Record Volume 6 (Paperback): Washington University
Washington University Record Volume 6 (Paperback): Washington University

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Washington University Record Volume 6 (Paperback)

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...how many cups we had had. We were launched upon an ocean of tea and hospitality. The swain appeared to be completely tongue-tied, on account of our presence, I suppose. He sat and gazed at us in an abashed way, kept his knees close together and his elbows clamped to his sides, and appeared afraid to rotate his head upon his collar. Piet, a youngster of about thirteen, was pushed to the piano by his mother and made to perform squeakingly upon the violin. We then asked Josine to sing some characteristic Dutch song. She smilingly acquiesced, and chose a lullaby, calculated to keep any normally constituted infant wide awake and howling all night. When we left, that evening, the entire company went with us to the street-car. Later in the week we went to see the summer palace of the Queen, the "House in the Woods," as it is called, --a charming palace with an atmosphere of "home" about it which few palaces possess. The Dutch seem to be devoted to their little queen and to the princess Juliana. We made another expedition to the Isle of Marken, whose inhabitants look like pictures come alive. We went out to the beach at Scheveningen, where hundreds of adorable, sunburned Dutch babies and "little kids" play in the white sand, along the edge of a sea that looks very much like the "seascapes" of the painter Mesdag. We speedily made friends with the rising generation of Holland, and played with them all afternoon, even though we could not understand each other's tongue. Not long ago I received a letter with the Holland stamp. It was from Mevrouw Stadhoudersplein, and I give it below, omitting only the address: Dear Miss Colby, Since any weeks I have wish to write to you, but then wass it one thing...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Washington University
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-56181-4
Barcode: 9781130561814
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-56181-X

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