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In an Enchanted Island (Paperback) Loot Price: R449
Discovery Miles 4 490
In an Enchanted Island (Paperback): William Hurrell Mallock

In an Enchanted Island (Paperback)

William Hurrell Mallock

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII THE GLORIES OF FAMAGUSTA To any one looking at the map of Cyprus it would seem that the road to Famagusta, which is situated on its eastern coast, lay over a dead level. I had studied the map myself, and been delighted with this conclusion. I found, however, that it was not wholly correct. It is true that, regarded as a picture, the whole country I passed through was a plain; but it was a plain that would rise for miles in imperceptible slopes, and then descend abruptly in steep and dangerous banks. There were, therefore, some bits of exceedingly nasty road, which, after my late experience, might have made me uneasy if it had not been for Scotty, whose nerves were far more delicate than my own, and who, whenever we came to the slightest dip in the road, forced the driver to go at a foot's pace. Landscapes, even when their general type is similar, are capable of as many expressions as the same type of human face, and, without our being able fully to tell why, affect our spirits as we look at them with as many moods and meanings. I have said already that in my morning journeys to Kythrea the plains conveyed to me a sense of the patriarchal ages. Plains today which were bordered by the same mountains made me feel that I was travelling through Arcadia. Far and near over pale rocky expanses, green in the sunlight, rose the leaves of innumerable asphodel, and vaguely here and there flocks of sheep were wandering. For the first part of the way I could distinguish Kythrea to the left of me, eight miles off or so--a straggling blot of green, lying at the foot of the mountains. Then it died out of sight, and the wonderful mountain ranges shifted their peaks into a new succession of citadels, and reached away like a tapering purple spear into the distance. We...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: William Hurrell Mallock
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 70
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-89522-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-150-89522-5
Barcode: 9781150895227

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