With the Serbs in Macedonia by Douglas WalsheWith the Serbs in Macedonia by Douglas Walshe

With the Serbs in Macedonia

byDouglas Walshe

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... THE WEATHER PTE. SMITH EXPRESSES HIMSELF ON THE SUBJECT OF THE BALKAN CLIMATE When it's 'ot in Macedonia, it's 'ot and no mistake, With that rotten kind of 'eat wot's 'ot and wet. A skinny bloke gets " bony-er," a fat one is a lake, And the middle size, 'e washes in 'is sweat! It ain't a 'ealthy area--it's full of snakes and stinks, And flies and fleas whose bumps is proper swells! If you don't pick up malaria, watch careful where you drinks, There's dysent'ry and typhoid in the wells! When it's 'ot in Macedonia, it's 'ot. (That is information gathered on the spot!) It is 'umid, 'ot and 'orrid, And you mops your dripping forehead, And you thinks about the country quite a lot. But all that you can say, In a fretty, sweaty way, Is " 'strewth, it's 'ot!" When it's cold in Macedonia, it's cold without a doubt, And you think of English winters as a treat. You can easy get pneumonia afore you know you're out, An' you seldom 'as a chance to dry your feet. For days on end it's blowin' 'ard (you never know your luck), An' then there comes a frost that makes you curse, An' then it takes to snowin' 'ard (the tent ain't 'arf a muck!) An' then it thaws--and that's a dam' sight worse! When it's cold in Macedonia, it's cold! (Don't you never dare to say you ain't been told!) With a bitter, biting blizzard Playin' round about your gizzard, It's a picnic when the tent pegs will not 'old! But all that you can say, In a frozey, nozey way, Is " 'strewth, it's cold!" When it's wet in Macedonia, it ain't exactly dry; Oh, strike me pink, it isn't half a Flood! The roadways turn to rivers in the twinkling of an eye, An' the camp is just a sea of slimy mud! That Balkan mud is stickier than Mister Stickphast's glue--You ought to see the soaking M.T. skid! Oh, nothing could be tric...
Title:With the Serbs in MacedoniaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217654118

ISBN - 13:9780217654111