First Impressions of the New World

On Two Travellers from the Old in the Autumn of 1858

Published: 1859
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,953 / 251 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.3
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 322
Added to site: 2006.06.21
mnybks.net#: 13905
Genre: Travel
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head, and therefore no possible way of sleeping comfortably; the other, that owing to the long range of windows on either side, the unhappy traveller may be exposed to a thorough draught, without any way of escape, unless by closing the window at his side, if he is fortunate enough to have a seat which places it within his reach. Another serious objection is the noise, which is so great as to make conversation most laborious. They are painstaking in their care of the luggage, for besides pasting on labels, each article has a numbered check attached to it, a duplicate of which is given to the owner; time is saved in giving up the tickets, which is done without stoppage, there being a free passage from one end of the train to the other. This enables not only ticket-takers, but sellers of newspapers and railway guides, to pass up and down the carriages; iced water is also offered gratis.

The road to Garrison, where we had to cross the river, runs along the left bank of the Hudson, a distance of fifty mile

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