Polly and Her Friends Abroad

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byLillian Elizabeth Roy

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIY A HIGHWAYMAN IN DISGUISE The roads were so poor that it was impossible to reach Bordeaux that evening, and Mr. Fabian said it would be better to stop at a small Inn in a village, should they find a promising one. Consequently they decided that the clean little inn at Agen would answer their needs that night. The two cars were rolled under a shed at the back, and the guests were shown to the low-ceiled chambers with* primitive accommodations. But the supper was good, and the host a jolly fat man. While the tourists were finishing their coffee, a little bent man limped into the public room. He had great hoops of gold in his ears, and his costume was very picturesque. After he had been given a glass of home-made wine, he sat down in a corner and began playing softly on an accordion. He had a marvelous talent for this instrument, and the girls crowded about 'him, listening intently. Soon the host's grown daughter came out and danced a folk-dance, and then others danced the old-time French dances. When the American girls were called upon to add their quota to the evening's entertainment, they gladly complied. Polly and Eleanor, Dodo and Nancy danced the modern steps so popular with young folks of the present day, and the peasants, watching closely, laughed at what they considered awkward and ridiculous gambols. But the dancing suddenly ceased when a young man called upon the musician to have his fortune told; he held out his palm and waited to hear his future. Fully two hours were spent in laughing at the "fortunes" the old gipsy man told--for he was one of the original Spanish gipsies, who had wandered to the southern part of Frajice and settled there for life. The girls giggled and reviewed their fortunes that night long after they had retired. As they ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIY A HIGHWAYMAN IN DISGUISE The roads were so poor that it was impossible to reach Bordeaux that evening, and Mr. Fabian sai...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217786804

ISBN - 13:9780217786805

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