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(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...
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