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Normandy

The Scenery & Romance Of Its Ancient Towns

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Author: Gordon Home
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,543 / 125 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.3
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 601
mnybks.net#: 3607
Genres: Travel, Non-fiction

A fully illustrated version is available at Project Gutenberg.

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om besides the estaminet; it was the Hotel des Trois Marie at Argentan. When this defect has been remedied, I can imagine that English people will tour in Normandy more than they do even at the present time. The small washing basin and jug that apologetically appears upon the bedroom washstand has still an almost universal sway, and it is not sufficiently odd to excuse itself on the score of picturesqueness. Under that heading come the tiled floors in the bedrooms, the square and mountainous eiderdowns that recline upon the beds, and the matches that take several seconds to ignite and leave a sulphurous odour that does not dissipate itself for several minutes.

CHAPTER II

By the Banks of the Seine

If you come to Normandy from Southampton, France is entered at the mouth of the Seine and you are at once introduced to some of the loveliest scenery that Normandy possesses. The headland outside Havre is composed of ochreish rock which

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