The Adventurer In Spain by Samuel Rutherford CrockettThe Adventurer In Spain by Samuel Rutherford Crockett

The Adventurer In Spain

bySamuel Rutherford Crockett

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. 1903. Excerpt: ... VIII IN A CARLIST CAMP MUCH and sore did I desire to see a Carlist camp. I had heard that such things existed. The Impartial and the Liberal and the Diario had informed me, in badly-leaded and worse-printed columns, that there were these rebel encampments. A state of war, so I was assured, existed in all the northern provinces. The government of Madrid were " taking steps "! Troops were under order to proceed to all the disaffected territories. In England, on the strength of telegrams, alarmist in their nature (and with all the proper names misspelt), that small part of the world which takes heed of such things, believed that Spain, the most distressful country of the continent, was once more on the verge of civil war. But I, on the spot, had my doubts, and--my reasons for doubting. First of all, I knew that all, or practically all, Spanish news comes to England from Paris. Much of it, being retranslated, is fitted to astonish the intelligent Spaniard. It is a product of the Stock Exchange, and represents in the chill of type only the roaring of the bulls and the growling of the bears upon the Paris Bourse. But for once there was something more in this report. Spaniards in Barcelona and Madrid believed. The Prime Minister proclaimed martial law in province after province. Groups beneath the Hotel de Inglaterra in Bilbao scuffled for late editions of the daily paper, and the voice of the news-boy hoarsely proclaimed terror and slaughters down the whole length of the Rambla of Barcelona. True, in Madrid things were quieter. For, sole of all the cities of Spain, Madrid has cosmopolitan claims. The days are gone by when a thousand pesetas, adroitly manipulated, would engineer a revolution in the capital, when even the judicious expenditure of a paltry hundred...
Title:The Adventurer In SpainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217292542

ISBN - 13:9780217292542