Charles Vernon (volume 1); A Transatlantic Tale by Henry Senior

Charles Vernon (volume 1); A Transatlantic Tale

byHenry Senior

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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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.1849 Excerpt: ... a map. The red-shingled roofs of Kingston resembled, at this distance (about ten miles), a brick-kiln without smoke. The narrow long line of the palisadoes, overgrown with mangroves, looked like an immense green watersnake floating in the sea, the head of which seemed formed by the town of Port Royal. The inlet off the furthest point might be supposed to be the mouth; and, with the assistance » of a little imagination, the masts of the shipping resembled most formidable teeth. The white foam of the breakers, which were dashing against the rocky Keys off the palisadoes, was just distinguishable; and farther out all was sea to the horizon. Running parallel with the level summit of the hill on which the party were now halting to breathe their horses, a chain of heights extended almost as far as the eye could reach, surrounding the plain with a complete amphitheatre. Above them a succession of mountains rose till their heights were lost in the clouds. After winding some way along the tops of these hills, the road descended into a deep valley, separating this from the next chain. The precipitous descent down the narrow stony pathway seemed very hazardous. It was here and there intersected by the numerous streams of water which gush out from the sides of all the mountains in the interior of Jamaica. For a few yards the road was quite washed away, presenting not an inch of level ground, masses of soil from the bank above having fallen across it. The horses scrambling over these declivities sunk at every plunge up to their knees, and rolled down a quantity of earth and stones into the valley beneath. On arriving at the ravine, the road followed for about a mile the side of a mountain river. The stream was now comparatively small, but the width and the depth of...

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Title:Charles Vernon (volume 1); A Transatlantic TaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217191215

ISBN - 13:9780217191210

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