The Spell of Switzerland by Nathan Haskell DoleThe Spell of Switzerland by Nathan Haskell Dole

The Spell of Switzerland

byNathan Haskell Dole

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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. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII AT ZUBICH WITH THE PBOFESSOB AELY the following morning I started for Zurich by the way of Lucerne. I shall say nothing about that gem of cities now; for, in the first place, it was raining when I arrived there, and, in the second place, I had later an opportunity to spend a fortnight there, or rather in the vicinity, with a college classmate who was occupying a handsome villa situated high up above the lake and affording a marvellous gallery of views from every side. I met him by accident in the railway station and he insisted on taking me home with him then and there. Only by faithfully promising him that I would come back to him after my trip in the Tyrol, did he allow me to continue on my way. So I reached Zurich exactly on time and I found Professor Landoldt awaiting me. He took me in a taxicab to his quaint and amusing old house, situated high up and looking over the whole city. When we got there I must say it did not overlook anything, because of the low hanging clouds from which fell a steady rain. One of R. Topfer's "Nouvelles Genevoises" begins with these words: --" When you travel in Switzerland alone and not bringing your always amiable family along with you, the rain is a melancholy harbinger of tedium as it confines you in a hotel-parlor in the company of disappointed tourists.' I was alone and without my family and it was disappointing to get my first view of Zurich without being able to see much of anything. But the cheery welcome that I received atoned for it. Frau Landoldt was a hearty German woman. I learned accidentally that her father was a Baron von Eggisland and quite wellknown as an artist. She herself had a remarkable gift for painting. She was very pretty, with rippling fair hair and eyes like turquoises. They had no child...

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Title:The Spell of SwitzerlandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217106811

ISBN - 13:9780217106818

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