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Land und Volk in Afrika, Berichte aus den Jahren 1865-1870

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LAND UND VOLK IN AFRIKA

BERICHTE AUS DEN JAHREN 1865 1870.

VON

GERHARD ROHLFS

BREMEN, 1870. VERLAG VON J. K"UHTMANN'S BUCHHANDLUNG. U.L. FR. KIRCHHOF 4.

INHALT.

Bemerkungen über die Zukunft Algeriens

Beobachtung über die Wirkungen des Haschisch

Von Lagos nach Liverpool

Die Stadt Kuka in Bornu

Am Bénue

Titulaturen und Würden in einigen Centralnegerl"andern

Die Art der Begrüssungen bei verschiedenen Neger St"ammen

Von Magdala nach Lalibala, Sokota und Antalo, April/Mai 1868

Der Aschangi See in Abessinien

Nach Axum über Ha...

Last Days in a Dutch Hotel (from Literature and Life)

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LITERATURE AND LIFE Last Days in a Dutch Hotel

by William Dean Howells

LAST DAYS IN A DUTCH HOTEL

(1897)

When we said that we were going to Scheveningen, in the middle of September, the portier of the hotel at The Hague was sure we should be very cold, perhaps because we had suffered so much in his house already; and he was right, for the wind blew with a Dutch tenacity of purpose for a whole week, so that the guests thinly peopling the vast hostelry seemed to rustle through its chilly halls and corridors like so many autumn leaves. We were but a ...

By the Ionian Sea Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy

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BY THE IONIAN SEA

NOTES OF A RAMBLE IN SOUTHERN ITALY

BY

GEORGE GISSING

CONTENTS

I FROM NAPLES II PAOLA III THE GRAVE OF ALARIC IV TARANTO V DULCE GALAESI FLUMEN VI THE TABLE OF THE PALADINS VII COTRONE VIII FACES BY THE WAY IX MY FRIEND THE DOCTOR X CHILDREN OF THE SOIL XI THE MOUNT OF REFUGE XII CATANZARO XIII THE BREEZY HEIGHT XIV SQUILLACE XV MISERIA XVI CASSIODORUS XVII THE GROTTA XVIII REGGIO

CHAPTER I

FROM NAPLES

This is the third ...

From Paris to New York by Land

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[Illustration: Harry de Windt]

FROM PARIS TO NEW YORK BY LAND

BY HARRY DE WINDT F.R.G.S.

[Illustration]

THOMAS NELSON & SONS LONDON, EDINBURGH, DUBLIN AND NEW YORK

TO MY WIFE

PREFACE

Many who read the following account of our long land journey will not unnaturally ask: "What was the object of this stupendous voyage, or the reward to be gained by this apparently unnecessary risk of life and endurance of hardships?"

I would reply that my primary purpose was to ascertain the feasibility of constructing a railway to connect the ch...

Twenty Years Of Balkan Tangle –by: M. E. (Mary Edith) Durham

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TWENTY YEARS OF BALKAN TANGLE BY M. EDITH DURHAM.

AUTHOR OF THE BURDEN OF THE BALKANS, HIGH ALBANIA, THE STRUGGLE FOR SCUTARI, ETC.

LONDON: GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN LTD. RUSKIN HOUSE, 40 MUSEUM STREET, W.C.1

First published 1920

(All rights reserved)

PREFACE

"And let men beware how they neglect and suffer Matter of Trouble to be prepared; for no Man can forbid the Sparke nor tell whence it come." BACON.

MINE is but a tale of small straws; but of small straws carefully collected. And small straws show whence the wind blows. There are currents and cross curre...

Exeter

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[Illustration: EXETER FROM THE CANAL]

EXETER

Described by Sidney Heath

Pictured by E. W. Haslehust

[Illustration]

BLACKIE AND SON LIMITED LONDON, GLASGOW AND BOMBAY 1912

Beautiful England

Volumes Ready

OXFORD THE ENGLISH LAKES CANTERBURY SHAKESPEARE LAND THE THAMES WINDSOR CASTLE CAMBRIDGE NORWICH AND THE BROADS THE HEART OF WESSEX THE PEAK DISTRICT THE CORNISH RIVIERA DICKENS LAND WINCHESTER THE ISLE OF WIGHT CHESTER YORK THE NEW FOREST HAMPTON COURT EXETER

Uniform with this Series

...

The Battery and the Boiler Adventures in Laying of Submarine Electric Cables

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THE BATTERY AND THE BOILER, BY R.M. BALLANTYNE.

CHAPTER ONE.

IN WHICH THE HERO MAKES HIS FIRST FLASH AND EXPLOSION.

Somewhere about the middle of this nineteenth century, a baby boy was born on the raging sea in the midst of a howling tempest. That boy was the hero of this tale.

He was cradled in squalls, and nourished in squalor a week of dirty weather having converted the fore cabin of the emigrant ship into something like a pig sty. Appreciating the situation, no doubt, the baby boy began his career with a squall that harmonised with the weather, and, a...

The Ascent of Denali (Mount McKinley) A Narrative of the First Complete Ascent of the Highest Peak in North America

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THE ASCENT OF DENALI

(MOUNT McKINLEY)

A NARRATIVE OF THE FIRST COMPLETE ASCENT OF THE HIGHEST PEAK IN NORTH AMERICA

BY

HUDSON STUCK, D.D.

ARCHDEACON OF THE YUKON

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

1918

[Illustration: Ice Fall of nearly four thousand feet, by which the upper or Harper Glacier discharges into the lower or Muldrow Glacier (page 39)]

COPYRIGHT, 1914, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

Published February, 1914

BOOKS BY HUDSON STUCK, D.D., F.R.G.S.

PUBLISHED BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

VOYAGES ON THE YUKON AND ITS...

Flash-lights from the Seven Seas

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FLASH LIGHTS FROM THE SEVEN SEAS

WILLIAM L. STIDGER

[Illustration: MT. TAISHAN, CHINA, SAID TO BE THE OLDEST WORSHIPPING PLACE ON EARTH.]

FLASH LIGHTS FROM THE SEVEN SEAS

BY WILLIAM L. STIDGER

AUTHOR OF "STANDING ROOM ONLY," "STAR DUST FROM THE DUGOUTS," "OUTDOOR MEN AND MINDS," ETC.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY

BISHOP FRANCIS J. McCONNELL

ILLUSTRATED FROM PHOTOGRAPHS BY THE AUTHOR

NEW YORK GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1921, BY GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STA...

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