The Rhine, Tr. by D.M. Aird. to Which Is Added, a Guide for Tourists on the Rhine
by Victor Marie Hugo (9781150244407)

The Rhine, Tr. by D.M. Aird. to Which Is Added, a Guide for Tourists on the Rhine
 
Victor Marie Hugo
Release Date: 18 December 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 60
ISBN: 9781150244407
ISBN-10: 1150244402



General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1853 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: LETTER IV. FBOM VILLEBS-COITERETS TO LA FKONTIERE. The effects of travelling. -- The retrograde movement. -- Reflection. -- The secret of stars -- The inscription "I. C." -- The cathedral where King Pepin was crowned. -- The prisoner's sad rencontre. -- Rheims. -- Church at Mezu-res. -- The effects of a bomb. -- Sudan and its contents. -- The transpiring events at Turenne's birth. -- Conversation of a Sir John Falstaff and his better half. My Dear FRiENTt, -- I write to-day from Givet, where I arrived at four o'clock in the morning, bruised by the jolting of a frightful vehicle, which the people here call a diligence. I stretched myself, dressed as I was, upon a bed, fell asleep, and awoke two hours afterwards. On opening the window of my chamber, with the idea of enjoying the view which it might afford, the only objects which caught my attention were the angle of a little white cottage, a water-spout, and the wheel of a cart. As for my room, it is an immense hall, ornamented with no less than four beds. Since my last letter, a trifling incident, not worth relating, caused me to make a retrograde movement from Varennes to Villers- Cotterets; and the day before yesterday, in order to make up for lost time, I took the diligence for Soissons. There was no passenger but myself, a circumstance which' was in no way disconcerting, as it gave me an opportunity of turning over at my ease the pages of some of my favourite authors. As I approached Soissons, day was fast fading, and night had cast its sombre aspect over that beautiful valley where the road, after passing the hamlet of La Folie, gradually desc...

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