By Fell And Fjord Or Scenes And Studies In Iceland

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byE. J. Oswald

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIL MOSSFELL HVALFJORD AND ITS LEGENDS REYKHOLT KALMAN STUNGA CENTRAL LAVA SURTSHELLIR. We left Reykjavik for Akureyrei, the chief northern port of the island, on the 22d of July, expecting to meet there the Scottish steamer. As it happened, neither we nor the steamer ever reached that port, as she broke down at sea, and had to be towed ignominiously home; and we in consequence had to return to Reykjavik, and put off our departure for six weeks. But we saw all the more of the country; and our journey back by another route left us nothing to regret. The start was a prolonged amusement of two hours: our twelve ponies collecting at the door with much stamping and bustle; friends inviting us to farewell coffee-parties in their houses; everything we wanted appearing too late; our guide's pretty wife running down with her little children to see her husband off;--in short, we had intended to go at six in the evening, and rode off at eight, and we considered ourselves punctual--so demoralised as to time-keeping had we by this time become. But what matters time, when no one is kept waiting, and there are no trains to catch, and it is light all night? Besides, here no one really knows what o'clock it is. Those who like to feel that they are punctual, may make it whatever time they like, as at sea, and regulate all matters by their own watches. It is much more important to keep temper than time, as fussy tourists will soon discover. A genuine Icelander will not be hurried, and resents any incivility, probably MOSSFELL. 59 making no reply, but letting things quietly go all wrong with an air of imperturbable innocence. One is sometimes inclined to envy the frankness with which the Americans describe their friends in print, but without venturing to rival them, ...

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIL MOSSFELL HVALFJORD AND ITS LEGENDS REYKHOLT KALMAN STUNGA CENTRAL LAVA SURTSHELLIR. We left Reykjavik for Akureyre...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217452086

ISBN - 13:9780217452083

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