My Trip to South Africa by John Francis LanningMy Trip to South Africa by John Francis Lanning

My Trip to South Africa

byJohn Francis Lanning

Paperback | February 1, 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. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI. GEBMAN KAST AFBICA. Wo anchored off Dar-es-Salaam at!) yesterday morning: after passing through a narrow neck of water and swinging into a beautiful inlet with a curved white sand beach, fringed by mangrove bushes, dwarf pines, cocoanuts, rubber trees flamboyan trees in full bloom, and the grand mango trees with the patches of vari-colored foliage. There never was a more perfect scene to illustrate the song, "From Greenland's Icy Mountain to India's Coral Strand." It was the coral strand all right, with all the trimmings, just as I had fancied it as a boy at Sunday school, and indeed it was the most betautiful tropical picture I have ever looked upon. I went ashore in the morning, but could not stay long, as it was too beastly hot, but at 4:30 I made another attempt and found it quite pleasant. Mrs. Benson and her little daughter accompanied me, and we had a most enjoyable excursion. We walked out through the town and found the streets well kept and some well-built and handsome houses. But the building that struck us most forcible was the Catholic Cathedral. It is a 'large stone structure (in the United States Navy they used to give a man ten days in solitary confinement on bread and water if he whistled on board ship, and I am sorry it is not the regulation here; I simply mention this in passing) with a Deil tower and bed (may +he Lord forgive them for this sin against law and order), and it is really an imposing affair. We went inside and found it filled up with various grades of chairs and some low, backless benches, evidently used for children. The altar was filled up in the usual bizarre style, with much collor and tinsel, and I can understand it in this case, for it will appeal strongly to the native mind. There are several fine stained...
Title:My Trip to South AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217239846

ISBN - 13:9780217239844