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Letters to his wife Mary Borrow

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Author: George Borrow
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,303 / 22 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.7
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 515
Added to site: 2009.05.15
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ever again find my books and things. I, however, got them, and my old umbrella, too. I was sent on by the mail train, but lost four hours, besides undergoing a great deal of misery and excitement.

When I have been to Thurso and Kirkwall I shall return as quick as possible, and shall be glad to get out of the country. As I am here, however, I wish to see all I can, for I never wish to return. Whilst in Mull I lived very cheaply--it is not costing me more than seven shillings a day. The generality of the inns, however, in the lowlands are incredibly dear--half-a-crown for breakfast, consisting of a little tea, a couple of small eggs, and bread and butter--two shillings for attendance. Tell Hen that I have some moss for her from Benmore--also some seaweed from the farther shore of Icolmrill. God bless you,

GEORGE BORROW.


LETTER X.

THURSO, November 21st, [1858].

MY DEAR CARRETA,

I reached this place on Friday night, and was glad enough to g

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