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Other Countries (Volume 1) (Paperback) Loot Price: R388
Discovery Miles 3 880
Other Countries (Volume 1) (Paperback): William Morrison Bell

Other Countries (Volume 1) (Paperback)

William Morrison Bell

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Loot Price R388 Discovery Miles 3 880

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1872. Excerpt: ... OTHER COUNTRIES. CHAPTER I. The Serapit--Two Days--Finisterre--Berlingers--Trafalgar--Gibraltar--Malta-- Alexandria--Desert--Suez--Israelites--Perim--The Feroze--Aden--Bombay--Start for Poonah--Poonah--Sights--The Landlady--Parbuttee--Peishwa--March to Ahmednugger--Soldiers--"Nugger"'--Bungalow--Pariah-hunting--Pig-sticking--Dhond --Kandala--The Ghauts--Bycullah--Beil with a Notion. Fthe year 1868, a regiment of hussars embarked on the troop-ship Serapis, 4,173 tons burden, 700 horse-power, steaming on an average 9 knots an hour, and bearing, on this occasion, in round numbers, about 1,700 souls. On the whole, the accommodation on board these ships is good, and it is marvellous how soon, out of the veritable puzzle of nothing but wood, the soldier picks out and adjusts the necessaries of his sea voyage. At first there does not seem room for him to stand, much less to sit or lie; but soon he discovers that there is a place for everything. Tables double up, hammocks let down, kits stow away, and all the mess that there is, is contained in that much misapplied word which otherwise rendered means dinner. In the gradations of comfort on board, however, there is a slow, steady ascent from private, through the various ranks, up to Captain, when there is, or was, a long leap, and a field officer has a cabin to himself. VOL. I. cabin to I should like to describe two days of our passage; to bring, as it were, before your "eyes the different sensations and sights of Monday and Thursday, taking them as two typical days of seafaring generally, no less than as they really were on the 16th of November, 1868, and the 19th. On the first day we had a dark, heavy, dull, wintry sky; a howling wind, cold, comfortless; spray or rain driving in our face, and a sea whose pitiless green waves rising r...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: William Morrison Bell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 110
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-87574-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-87574-7
Barcode: 9781150875748

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