Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Last Days in a Dutch Hotel

From 'Literature and Life'

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,884 / 20 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 550
mnybks.net#: 3692
Excerpt

he first plunge, effectively tights. The first time I walked down to the beach I was puzzled to make out some object rolling about in the low surf, which looked like a barrel, and which two bathing-machine men were watching with apparently the purpose of fishing it out. Suddenly this object reared itself from the surf and floundered towards the steps of a machine; then I saw that it was evidently not a barrel, but a lady, and after that I never dared carry my researches so far. I suppose that the bathing-tights are more becoming in some cases than in others; but I hold to a modest preference for skirts, however brief, in the sea-gear of ladies. Without them there may sometimes be the effect of beauty, and sometimes the effect of barrel.

For the convenience and safety of the bathers there were, even in the last half of September, some twenty machines, and half as many bath-men and bath-women, who waded into the water and watched that the bathers came to no harm, instead of a solitary lifeguard showing h

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2012.07.19
mei
****.

This story tells about a guest staying in a hotel in the Netherlands in the year 1897. It gives a discription of things he does, for exemple: attending a concert which was also attended bij the Queen-regent (Emma) and her daughter (Wilhelmina, queen from 1880-1948, but still a minor at the time this story was written). He also dicribes members of staff of the hotel and people bathing in the sea. The story takes you back in time. It is more like a holiday diary than like a fictional story.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

N. S. Wikarski
Despite earning a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Amazon bestselling author, Nancy Wikarski, discovered that her real passion lies with historical mystery and adventure fiction writing. Her Arkana Series in particular has enthralled fans with its treasure hunting and secret societies. As our author of the day, we chat with Nancy about how she came up with the compelling ideas for her stories, the challenge of writing about a villain with values she cannot relate to at all and how she shares a secret skill with the main character of her series.
Read full interview...