To Mont Blanc and back again

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byWalter White

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... 152 NANT BOURANT. CHAPTER XII. Who would grub out his life in the same croft, when he has freewarren of all fields between this and the Rhine?--Kingslby. Since gold is now the fountain whence all things flow, I will care for it, as I would for a pass, to travel the world by, without hegging. Feltham. Heavily fell the rain all night, but the morning brought fine weather again. While dressing, I called to mine host who was busy splitting wood some distance off, to tell him I could not shave without a glass. "VoiM, monsieur!" he replied directly afterwards, running with the miroir of the establishment in his hands; a large, heavy, blackframed thing, more than two feet square, and not easy to lift. I did not ask him how he managed when he had twenty guests instead of one, but he must be a clever tactician if there is no outbreak of impatience. The house is a large-sized chalet of two apartments, low and smoky, with a wooden shed running off at right angles partitioned into bed-rooms, in one of which I slept. The charge for my night's lodging and entertainment was four francs, much dearer in proportion than at Courmayeur; my last silver coin, however, sufficed to pay it, and leave the franc as agreed with Berthod: and then, DOWN TO CONTAMINES. 153 finding it still impossible to get change, I was compelled to forego my cup of coffee, and departed for Contamines by a steep, stony, tiresome road, through a pine forest. The Bonnant tumbles over a cliff, and forms a roaring, fathomless cataract, from the foot of which it flows onwards in a succession of brawling rapids. Some distance down, in a small, grassy opening, stands a little chapel dedicated to Notre Dame de la Gorge, perhaps for the use of those who "see no divinity in grass" or in grand scenery. Just befo...

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... 152 NANT BOURANT. CHAPTER XII. Who would grub out his life in the same croft, when he has freewarren of all fields between thi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217406831

ISBN - 13:9780217406833

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