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Searches for Summer, the Anti-Winter Tactics of an Invalid (Paperback) Loot Price: R305
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Searches for Summer, the Anti-Winter Tactics of an Invalid (Paperback): C. Home Douglas

Searches for Summer, the Anti-Winter Tactics of an Invalid (Paperback)

C. Home Douglas

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...partially cleared for cultivation. A lease of ninety years of the forest had been given to a French gentleman, with right to the cork, and of cultivation and pasturage over about 225 acres of cleared land. From the latter portion of the farm the Arabs were totally ejected, and only permitted to pasture their flocks within the forest on payment of rent to the "concessionaire." Such was the state of matters when, in 1865, the farm was bought by the London and Lisbon Corkwood Company for 12, Q00. Similar transactions, it would appear, were at this time taking place generally over the colony; that is, the original "concessionaires," who had received their land without payment, as an inducement to colonize, were selling it; and their successors were, it appears, assuming a power over the native population to which they were not entitled, the natural result being that jealousy and hatred arose among the Arabs towards the new colonists, these feelings sometimes expressing themselves in open rebellion, but more frequently in special acts of destruction. The latter was the method taken in the matter in question. Three months after the English Company had taken possession, the forests were set on fire in twenty different places at once. For two days the flames raged with the utmost fury. Cork forests seventy miles in length were completely destroyed. It was estimated that not fewer than 600,000 splendid oak trees were burned, and the total damage done was not supposed to be under the value of three millions sterling. With efficient government, there can be no doubt that Algeria ought to be--what it is the very reverse of being--a wealthy and prosperous colony. The fertility of its soil is amazing. Our finest vegetables are ripe...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2012
First published: June 2012
Authors: C. Home Douglas
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 42
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-36580-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-36580-7
Barcode: 9781151365804

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