Untrodden Spain, And Her Black Country (volume 1); Being Sketches Of The Life And Character Of The…

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byHugh James Rose

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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. 1875. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. THE FISH-MARKET AT CADIZ. Life at the water-side is, as we all know well, very different from life in the better streets, and it is always, to me, most interesting to take even a superficial glance at the ways and life of the fisherman. One can see but little, but that little is, at least, interesting, and better than nothing at all. One morning I asked a Spanish boatman, the partowner of two small boats used to take passengers or cargo to and from the steamers or sailing vessels in harbour, to walk with me down the length of the wharf of the town where I was staying. Early he presented himself at our Fonda, just as we were going to kneel down for family prayers. I offered him a chair, and told him what we were about doing; he listened attentively to the Psalms for the day as I read them, and when we knelt, to my surprise he also fell on his knees, and, with his hands clasped, reverently joined us in our devotions. I found afterwards that he had made two voyages to the United States, and understood and could speak a little English. As we drew near to the wharf, we passed through a broad, and, at this early hour, busy square or Plaza, before we passed through the Puerta de la Mar (SeaGate) to the sea. This Plaza was a singularly bright and interesting scene of work and life. It was dotted all over with little knots of two or three Spanish soldiers, in their long, blue great-coats and brickcoloured baggy trousers. There had been, lately, a " trastorno" (riot) in this quarter of the town, and so a temporary barrack had been established here to maintain order. As if these brightly-dressed preservers of order were not sufficient, there were, sitting here and there, the representatives of no less than four different orders of Spanish police: the bronzed, ...

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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. 1875. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. THE FISH-MARKET AT CADIZ. Life at the water-side is, as we all know well, very different from life in the better streets...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217141706

ISBN - 13:9780217141703

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