Word for Word and Letter for Letter: A Biographical Romance

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Gay & Bird, 1898 - 207 pages
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Page 213 - Of life iu the islands at present he draws a graphic and interesting picture, and altogether his book can be recommended, not only to historical students and to those who may intend to visit the Madeiras, but also to those who, though unable for various reasons to spend much time in travelling, are yet always eager to obtain new information about foreign and little-known countries."— The New Torh Herald, " Booksellers will find the following good books to carry in stock.
Page 213 - As for the text, suffice it to say that the author tells all that is worth knowing about the islands. He has evidently studied them and their history thoroughly, going back to the time when they were discovered and settled, and telling us how they have fared from that time until now. Of life...
Page 193 - Scarcely had my head touched the pillow when I fell asleep. The next thing I knew was when I opened my eyes and found a masked man bending over me.
Page 162 - ... I did not like. It seemed to be playing with death. "We retired about the usual time to rest, and kept our revolvers close at hand in case of emergency. I do not know how long I had been asleep, but this much I recall — that I awoke with a start, feeling vaguely that all was not as it should be. Never shall I forget the scene which greeted my eyes as I opt'iied them.

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