Across Russia; From The Baltic To The Danube by Charles Augustus StoddardAcross Russia; From The Baltic To The Danube by Charles Augustus Stoddard

Across Russia; From The Baltic To The Danube

byCharles Augustus Stoddard

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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. 1891. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XXXI. THE FAIR AT NIJNI-NOVGOROD. THE JOURNEY FROM MOSCOW THE TOWN AND ITS BAZAAR TEA DRINKING WHAT IS BOUGHT AND SOLD ON THE BRIDGE IN THE BAZAAR STRANGE PEOPLES A VAST TRADE SOCIAL ASPECTS OF THE FAIR MUSIC AND DANCING BUSINESS BY DAY AND REVELRY AT NIGHT. Shall we go to Nijni-Novgorod and its worldfamous fair, was the question which we began to ask each other after we were somewhat familiar with Moscow, and ready for a new excitement. The train takes thirteen hours, leaving Moscow at night and reaching Nijni in the morning. Conflicting accounts of former visitors confused and distracted the party. The governor declared that "Sunset" Cox had pronounced it a "humbug," and for his part he did not propose to be taken in; the doctor said he had heard that Nijni was a very wicked place, and as he never believed hearsay evidence he was going to diagnose the case for himself. The bachelor remarked very decidedly that he should go to the great Russian market; and the little widow thought that it must be a very interesting spectacle, and she would not miss it for anything; the lovers were so wrapped up in each other that they went along just as driftwood does with the current. So the majority went to Nijni. It was a tiresome journey, with dust and crowded railway carriages, destitute of privacy or convenience, the sleeping chairs being a poor substitute for a bed, and the road-bed being rough and out of repair. At every mile, however, the railway watchman or watchwoman stood patiently holding up a green stick to show that all was right on the road, and as the period of darkness was brief, and the chances to get tea were frequent, we managed to worry through the journey. Arriving about ten o'clock, we drove in vile and dirty droschies to the hotel Germania, in the centr...

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Title:Across Russia; From The Baltic To The DanubeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217163556

ISBN - 13:9780217163552

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