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Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 1 (of 10) , The

From the Beginning of the War to the Landing of the British Army in France

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Language: English
Wordcount: 86,339 / 256 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.1
Downloads: 603
Added to site: 2011.08.02
mnybks.net#: 30545
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: War
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f Mostar, we should find, consists of two white streets, a modern hotel, a public garden with a bandstand, and barracks for soldiers. All the rest of it is Turkish. You see the same narrow streets, the same kind of bazaars, the same mosques, the same solemn, white-turbaned Turks and veiled women that you see in Constantinople; but you also see swarthy, stalwart men of Herzegovina and Albania,[17] every one of them carrying a sharp knife at his girdle and a gun in his hand.

We now leave Mostar for Sarajevo,[18] the capital of Bosnia, by a railway which is one of the wonders of the world. "In places whole cliffs have been blasted away to enable the metals to follow a narrow pathway with granite walls and a nasty precipice on either side. As the engine creeps carefully over the slender iron bridges towards the summit you may look down from your carriage window into a thousand feet of space, and feel thankful that cog-wheels are beneath you, for otherwise any hitch with the brakes might cause a frightful a

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