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Essays of Travel

By Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Title: Essays of Travel  
Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association

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Stevenson, R. L. (n.d.). Essays of Travel. Retrieved from http://worldlibrary.net/


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Excerpt: THE SECOND CABIN. I first encountered my fellow-passengers on the Broomielaw in Glasgow. Thence we descended the Clyde in no familiar spirit, but looking askance on each other as on possible enemies. A few Scandinavians, who had already grown acquainted on the North Sea, were friendly and voluble over their long pipes; but among English speakers distance and suspicion reigned supreme. The sun was soon overclouded, the wind freshened and grew sharp as we continued to descend the widening estuary; and with the falling temperature the gloom among the passengers increased. Two of the women wept. Any one who had come aboard might have supposed we were all absconding from the law. There was scarce a word interchanged, and no common sentiment but that of cold united us, until at length, having touched at Greenock, a pointing arm and a rush to the starboard now announced that our ocean steamer was in sight. There she lay in mid-river, at the Tail of the Bank, her sea-signal flying: a wall of bulwark, a street of white deck-houses, an aspiring forest of spars, larger than a church, and soon to be as populous as many an incorporated town in the land to which she was to bear us.

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Table of Contents: THE AMATEUR EMIGRANT: FROM THE CLYDE TO SANDY HOOK THE SECOND CABIN EARLY IMPRESSION STEERAGE IMPRESSIONS STEERAGE TYPES THE SICK MAN THE STOWAWAYS PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND REVIEW NEW YORK COCKERMOUTH AND KESWICK COCKERMOUTH AN EVANGELIST ANOTHER LAST OF SMETHURST AN AUTUMN EFFECT A WINTER?S WALK IN CARRICK AND GALLOWAY FOREST NOTES, ON THE PLAINS IN THE SEASON IDLE HOURS A PLEASURE-PARTY THE WOODS IN SPRING MORALITY A MOUNTAIN TOWN IN FRANCE RANDOM MEMORIES: ROSA QUO LOCORUM THE IDEAL HOUSE DAVOS IN WINTER HEALTH AND MOUNTAINS ALPINE DIVERSION THE STUMULATION OF THE ALPS ROADS ON THE ENJOYMENT OF UNPLEASANT PLACES

 

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