The Fortunate Isles

Life and Travel in Majorca, Minorca and Iviza

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 101,520 / 304 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.4
LoC Category: DP
Downloads: 5,149
Added to site: 2012.06.08
mnybks.net#: 31424
Genre: Travel
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joy something of the good qualities of all three. In form it somewhat resembles the fossil known to our nursery days as an ammonite. To picture a nicely baked and browned ammonite that has been well dusted with icing-sugar is to see an enciamada.

The little breakfast over, we went out to explore the city. Up the street of the Conquistador people were hurrying: men bearing on their heads flat baskets filled with pink or silver fish that were still dripping from the Mediterranean, and women carrying empty baskets. Following the stream, we found ourselves in the market, which is surrounded by tall, many-storied buildings.

It was an animated scene. Everybody was busy--all the people who were not buying were selling. And round about were commodities that were strange to us. The fish-stalls, which were clustered in a corner by themselves, displayed odd fish, many of them repulsive-looking, and all, in our eyes, undersized. The meat stalls revealed joints of puzzling cut, and were garlanded wi

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