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A Day's Ride

A Life's Romance

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Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 153,774 / 430 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 516
Added to site: 2010.06.05 28036

tort events, but to arrange them, Just as the landscape painter in the license of his craft moves that massive rock more to the foreground, and throws that stone pine a little further to the left of his canvas. There was, indeed, nothing to prevent my trying the experiment Ireland was not less rich in picturesque scenery than Germany, and if she boasted no such mighty stream as the Elbe, the banks of the Blackwater and the Nore were still full of woodland beauty; and, then, there was lake scenery unrivalled throughout Europe.

I turned to Stebbe's narrative for details of his outfit. His horse be bought at Nordheim for two hundred and forty gulden,--about ten pounds; his saddle and knapsack cost him a little more than forty shillings; with his map, guide-book, compass, and some little extras, all were comprised within twenty pounds sterling,--surely not too costly an equipage for one who was adventuring on a sea wide as the world itself.

As my trial was a mere experiment, to be essayed o

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***

Intended to be an object of humor, but in fact exasperating, the protagonist delivers not only some very funny [quite quotable] phrases, but whole passages.

Goes on and on and on, then ends rather abruptly.



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