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Life and Travel in Tartary, Thibet, and China

Life And Travel In Tartary, Thibet, And China: Being A Narrative Of The Abbe Huc's Travels In The Far East


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...days' journey brought them to the foot of lofty, cloud-topped mountains, which had to be scaled with painful toil both to man and beasts, the feet of the poor camels bleeding with the ruggedness of the ascent. The crest gained, showed at their base the Yellow River rolling its majestic current from south to north, and nightfall brought the travellers to its banks. The passage of the stream was more successful than on the former occasion: the ferrymen were less exacting, the camels less contrary, but--there always is a but--their dog had to be left behind, the boatmen insisting that dogs ought to be able to swim across, and not take up the room of their betters in the boat--an opinion in which we entirely coincide. They disembarked in China, leaving the desert and wandering life for a time behind them. CHAPTER V. IN AND OUT OF CHINA--LIFE IN A LAMASERY. HINA and civilization! at least, comparative civilization; for after crossing the turbid waters of the Hoang-ho, the travellers, instead of camping out, took up their quarters at an inn with the high-sounding name of the Hotel of Justice and Mercy. The title was prepossessing, and the host himself, though very much the reverse, was amiably anxious to recommend himself and his house--a new one--to his visitors, and to furnish them with such information as his extended acquaintance with men and things--he was an old soldier--had acquired for him. Provisions in this little Chinese town were both abundant and good; and they were to be got easily, which is more than can be said of some places nearer home. All manner of food, cooked and ready for the eating, was at all hours of the day to be had, and brought home to the traveller, at varying prices to suit both rich and poor. Some such plan as...



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  • Format: Paperback
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: General Books
  • ISBN-13: 9780217505383
  • ISBN: 0217505384
  • Publication Year: 2010
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