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Tramping Through Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras

Being the Random Notes of an Incurable Vagabond

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Author: Harry A. Franck
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,117 / 206 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.6
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 489
mnybks.net#: 2694
Genre: Travel
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First and foremost comes always the enormous hat, commonly of thick felt with decorative tape, the crown at least a foot high, the brim surely three feet in diameter even when turned up sufficient to hold a half gallon of water. That of the peon is of straw; he too wears the skintight trousers, and goes barefoot but for a flat leather sandal held by a thong between the big toe and the rest. In details and color every dress was as varied and individual as the shades of complexion.

My hotel room had a fine outlook to summer-blue mountains, but was blessed with neither mirror, towel, nor water. I descended to the alleyway between "dining-room" and barnyard, where I had seen the general washbasin, but found the landlady seated on the kitchen floor shelling into it peas for our almuerzo. This and the evening comida were always identically the same. A cheerful but slatternly Indian woman set before me a thin soup containing a piece of squash and a square of boiled beef, and eight hot corn tort

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