An Old World As Seen Through Young Eyes; Or, Travels Around The World

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byEllen Hardin Walworth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1876 Excerpt: ... IV. RAIN AND RUINS. The "Iona"--Three Hundred And Fifty-two Days Of Rain--Kyles Of Bute--Genuine Highlanders--The Hunting Season--Fingal's Cave In A Storm--Birthplace Of Christianity In Scotland--The Caledonian Canal--Drip For Drip--A Banished Clan--Lads And Lassies--A Tiresome Rest--We Differ--Once More In The Lowlands. At six o'clock one August morning we bade adieu to the smoky city of Glasgow for the last time, and embarked on the pretty little excursion steamer " lona," to go up the western coast of Scotland. As we had been told on first entering this country that during the previous year there had been only thirteen days on which it did not rain, of course we were well provided with water-proofs, rubbers, and damp anticipations. As we passed down the narrow, coffee-colored Clyde, we could hear a constant chink, chink of tools, and we counted more than a hundred large ocean steamers being built. They were in every stage of progress, from the mere iron frame-work to the finished vessel, all painted and ready to be launched. We next saw the green fields, and the cattle browsing under the trees; then grand old Dumbarton Rock; then--the rain. The shores became more and more distant as we floated out into the Firth of Clyde, and, finally, they disappeared on one side, so we could look far out to sea. We passed the Isle of Arran, and then wound through the Kyles of Bute (or "Beauty," as they should have been called). The Crinan Canal, through which our course lay, separates a long, narrow peninsula from the main land of Argyle. Although the canal is only nine miles in length, it has a succession of fifteen locks, and the process of raising us from one to another was so slow, that many of the gentlemen left the steamer and walked to the end of the canal, whic...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1876 Excerpt: ... IV. RAIN AND RUINS. The "Iona"--Three Hundred And Fifty-two Days Of Rain--Kyles Of Bute--Genuine Highlanders--The Hunting Season...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021716949X

ISBN - 13:9780217169493

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