Seeing Europe With Famous Authors (volume 10)

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byFrancis Whiting Halsey

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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. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... weakened. To be in a Kasanlik store was to be in a thick and sickening atmosphere. I put my nose over a copper jar in which was £8,000 worth of attar, and the smell was so powerful as to be disgusting and productive of headache. FROM THE BLACK SEA TO THE IRON GATES* BY BAYARD TAYLOR After two disagreeable nights and one disagreable day, we reached the Sulina mouth of the Danube. The river makes his muddy presence known far off shore, like the Mississippi, the Ganges, and the Yang-tze-kiang. The land is as flat as a pancake, and Sulina, which consists of a lighthouse and a long row of wooden buildings on piles, resembles the skeleton of a town deposited there by some freshet. You exchange the green plain of the sea for the green plain of the Dobrudja marshes, through which the Danube winds like a brown vein. Much was said about the improvements for navigation at Sulina, but the most I could discover was a long line of posts to which vessels were moored, and which may be the forerunner of a wharf. We passed through a street of vessels nearly three miles long, touching each other stem and stern, on both sides of the river, and then pursued our winding way toward Galatz, comparatively alone. .From "Greece and Russia." Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons. By and by, however, the hills of the Dobrudja arose in the southwest, and the monotonous level of the swamps was broken by belts of trees. In the afternoon, we passed the southern or St. George's arm of the Danube, which is now so closed up by a bar at its mouth as to be useless. The northern or Kilia arm enters a short distance higher up, and looking toward it at sunset, over the green levels, we saw the fortresstown of Ismail, built upon its northern bank. This was the famous citadel of the Turks, which fe...

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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. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... weakened. To be in a Kasanlik store was to be in a thick and sickening atmosphere. I put my nose over a copper jar in which was £8,00...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217921582

ISBN - 13:9780217921589

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