A Kansan Abroad by Noble Lovely PrentisA Kansan Abroad by Noble Lovely Prentis

A Kansan Abroad

byNoble Lovely Prentis

Paperback | January 15, 2012

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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. 1878. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... A KANSAN ABROAD. FROM SHORE TO SHORE. COMING down town in New York on the morning of July 4th, 1877, at an early hour, there was not much bunting visible flying from residences or public buildings, but when the pier was reached from which the harbor could be surveyed, a different sight was presented. Everything afloat was gay with the red, white and blue. A ship is always national. It is a fragment of the country floating out to sea. In the most secluded harbor of the most remote land, or in the midst of ocean, the hail is always promptly responded to with "The American ship, John Smith," and the "old gridiron" gracefully waves the same reply. But it is severe on an American's feelings to cross to Jersey City on such a morning, with his country's flag waving everywhere, and take passage on a British ship. It was doubly trying for one among whose childish recollections was numbered the launch of the magnificent Collins steamer Baltic, and who remembered the pride with which Americans looked on the Collins line, now swept from the ocean. But there was no help for it. Our marine has been protected too much, or too little--I do not pretend to know which; and if you wish to go abroad now from New York, you must do so under the shadow of a foreign flag. The Bothnia lay at her pier, long and huge and black, the latest success in ship-building of the house of Cunard, for fifty years the most successful of ship owners. Think of it--fifty years sending ships to sea, and never yet with a vessel lost! Luck is nowhere in comparison with this. And, by-the-way, if you wish to go to England you had better embark on a Cunarder. You get there ten days earlier, at least, by the operation, for when you step on deck in New York you are in Great Britain already. It's all British, fro...
Title:A Kansan AbroadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217155189

ISBN - 13:9780217155182