Tramp Tales Of Europe; Through The Tyrolean And Swiss Alps And The Italian Lake Region

Paperback | May 6, 2012

byEdgar Magness

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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. 1895 Excerpt: ... French cookery. While we were at supper a file of Austrian officers and soldiers came in for wine. They all gave the military salute to the assembled guests and carried themselves with such a pleasant address and were withal such a handsome set of fellows that they attracted our notice at once. Their uniform is by far in the best taste of any I saw in Europe, and it becomes the fine physique, the dark brown skin and the well kept black beards of the men. No railroad has ever yet penetrated into Meran and in the few vehicles they have for getting about, the horse is hitched to a tongue--as though they contemplated putting another horse on the other side sometime, but this is never done. They go on through life in this fashion, just as in Bavaria the oxen are yoked below the horns instead of at the neck. I saw on the Gisela Promenade "Golden Words" from Oliver Wendell Holmes, but it seems that they have not yet learned from him how to construct a one horse shay. As the road down the valley from Meran was hot, dusty and unmarked by any striking features, we decided to ride for about thirty-five miles to Prad, so the next morning found us on the high box seat of a coach. The horses were caparisoned with jingling bells, cotton rope traces and Russian pointed collars. The brake on the coach was worked by a crank. A stiff breeze was sweeping the valley, the road was perfect and the horses, fresh and eager, carried us swiftly by orchards of apples, apricots, blue plums and pears, vineyards, heavy with grapes, and fields of clover, red top, wheat, oats and barley. The usual accompaniment of valleys here--a swift flowing stream--was the Atsch this time, and its deep bass chimed in pleasantly enough with our chinking bells and rattling coach. In passing the...

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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. 1895 Excerpt: ... French cookery. While we were at supper a file of Austrian officers and soldiers came in for wine. They all gave the military s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:May 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217967620

ISBN - 13:9780217967624

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