Salvador (illustrated).

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L'Artiste Publishing Company, 1893 - El Salvador - 46 pages
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Page 12 - The sky was ruddy ; the air fresh and invigorating, but soft as the gales of Paradise. We were in the tropics. You would have known it with your eyes shut ; the whole wonderful atmosphere confessed it. But, with your eyes open, those white birds, sailing like snow-flakes through the immaculate blue heavens, with tail-feathers like our pennant ; the floating gardens of the sea, through which we had been ruthlessly ploughing for a couple of days back ; the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, — all were...
Page 11 - ... President. Chapter II. GEOGRAPHICAL SKETCH. The Republic of Salvador is situated between 13 12' and 14 28' north latitude and 87 37' and 90 6' longitude west of the meridian of Greenwich. It is the only one of the five Central American Republics not having a coast line on the Atlantic, and is bounded on the north by Honduras and Guatemala, on the east by Honduras and the Bay of Fonseca, on the south by the Pacific Ocean, and on the west by Guatemala. It also possesses the small islands...
Page 12 - ... Presently the time came. We were rocking easily on the swell, directly to the eastward of a deep valley. The sky was ruddy; the air fresh and invigorating, but soft as the gales of Paradise. We were in the tropics. You would have known it with your eyes shut : the whole wonderful atmosphere confessed it. But, with your eyes open, those white birds, sailing like snow-flakes through the immaculate, blue heavens, with tail feathers like our pennant ; the floating gardens of the sea, through which...
Page 11 - ... nothing, but waited in silence, determined to desert when the time came ; and the Captain might whistle me back, if he could. Presently the time came. We were rocking easily on the swell, directly to the eastward of a deep valley. The sky was ruddy; the air fresh and invigorating, but soft as the gales of Paradise. We were in the tropics. You would have known it with your eyes shut : the whole wonderful atmosphere confessed it. But, with your eyes open, those white birds, sailing like snow-flakes...

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