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With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 3

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,909 / 252 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.1
LoC Category: GV
Downloads: 461
Added to site: 2011.09.30
mnybks.net#: 30823
Genre: Travel

Contains stories from London and Paris to The Alhambra.

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or five and monopolize every place of amusement. Yet it is a cheery sight to see all these hundreds of thousands of London toilers hurrying on wheels of all sorts away to Epping Forest, kept in its virgin state these four hundred years, and to Hampstead Heath, the Crystal Palace, the great parks, and similar handy breathing places, not to mention the favorite resorts within a twenty-mile radius. You will smile at grown folks playing skip the rope the whole day long, and kiss in the ring, and such like primitive games, but it is a wholesome sign when a whole population can find hearty pleasure in romping on the grass, for simple delights gained by healthy open-air exercise yield a more lasting happiness than is to be got by paying money to sit still and see hirelings make antics for you.

These outlying places are the crowning glory of London. Beautiful Windsor, Richmond Park, Kew Gardens, Epping Forest, and the ideally delightful Edens that nestle along the bends of the upper Thames, are all within the

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