Ten Months A Captive Among Filipinos (volume 1); Being A Narrative Of Adventure And Observation…

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byAlbert Sonnichsen

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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.1901 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII FUGITIVES On the trail--Swimming La Bocana--Arrival at Vigan--Senor Baldolomar--Discouraged--" Entre los Peligros hay Seguridad "--Catalan--An impostor--A night march--Masingal--The boats on the beach--Too late--In hiding--The bark of a dog--Pursued by bolomen--Back to Vigan--Deserted by the Spaniards--Meeting an old acquaintance at an awkward moment--The sugar-planters' hut--General Natividad's retreat--Through the streets of Vigan--Swimming the river--Meeting with Perez--" Alto!" HE rain was pouring down as it can only in the tropics, soon transforming the road into A a sea of mud and water, but we two struggled on for another mile, when we crawled under a low tree to wait for Pedro and the other two. To me it seemed that we lay there for an age, but at last, above the low roar of the rain we heard the splashing of approaching footsteps, and as three dark figures trudged by, Guillermo and I fell in behind. On we pushed through the blinding rain, the mud, and the darkness, at a smart pace, almost a trot, an occasional flash of lightning rendering the landscape visible for an instant, and showing the road before us, but my companions evidently knew their way, for they plodded steadily on, Pedro leading, and I after him. In half an hour we had reached a small creek, a branch of the river, and this we prepared to ford, after my first undressing, donning the cazador's suit, and leaving the other on the bank. Just then Pedro uttered a loud oath. Looking around, I saw that we now numbered only four. One already had deserted, his courage having failed him. Fording the creek we continued following the road, and presently found ourselves walking through the street of a town. This was Pidigan, but we soon passed beyond without meeting a soul. We knew t...

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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.1901 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII FUGITIVES On the trail--Swimming La Bocana--Arrival at Vigan--Senor Baldolomar--Discouraged--" Entre los Peligros ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217061877

ISBN - 13:9780217061872

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