Excursions in Switzerland by James Fenimore CooperExcursions in Switzerland by James Fenimore Cooper

Excursions in Switzerland

byJames Fenimore Cooper

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1836. Excerpt: ... 202 BATHS OF PFEFFERS. which singularly predispose the body to enjoy the genial warmth of the water. The baths themselves are spacious, light, and comfortable. Depositing the bundle in one corner, I undressed in another, performing the act in a careless, degagee manner that would be likely to lull suspicion, even in one of our own grand inquisitors, who had met with a repulse in inquiring into your private concerns. Having perfectly succeeded in this part of the application, another bundle was made tightly enveloped in another silk handkerchief. With this in my hand, I plunged into the water, taking care to hold it, by a firm grasp, at the very bottom of the bath, for fully ten minutes. The effect was instantaneous. I felt in a moment as if I had got all the danger under, and from that time the symptoms gradually abated, and finally disappeared. On quitting the bath, the dry bundle was opened for the first time, its contents applied, and the wetted bundle was removed to another receptacle of still hotter water, where Sir Joseph Banks might have experimented on the affinity between fleas and lobsters to his heart's content. I shall close this report by correcting an error in the number of pilgrims who are said to resort to Einsiedeln, on the occasion of the triennial fete. Thirty thousand was the estimate of the guide and of the innkeeper; but, by some calculations into which I have since entered, I am led to believe thirty millions would be nearer the truth. Apart from these medicinal properties, the waters are truly delicious. The air is scarcely more transparent. They are too warm for comfort, perhaps, when used near their source; but the baths are arranged in a way that gives them time to cool. The water is also constantly flowing both in and out of the bath, by which means it is...
Title:Excursions in SwitzerlandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217313469

ISBN - 13:9780217313469