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A Girl Ride In Iceland

Auhtor: Ethel Brilliana Alec Tweedie

Language: english
Published: 1894

Genres:

travel,  adventure,  non fiction
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Review by Joanna Daneman, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Girl Ride In Iceland':

... their horses man fashion again, every London tailor will immediately set himself to design becoming and useful divided skirts for the purpose. I strongly ...
... him a letter for my good friend-addressed. DR. FRIDTJOF NANSEN, NORTH POLE. Kindly favoured by F. G. Jackson. How strange it will be if these ...
... was confident he had ascertained for himself, independently of our unopened letters, the date of the steamer's starting, and was too old a traveller ...
... sternly refused to be landed. . Chapter Iii. Land Sighted.CHAPTER III. LAND SIGHTED. On leaving the choppy 'Pentland Firth,' we now entered ...
... cloth. [Illustration: A NATIVE WOMAN. Page 34.]. The men were of low stature, and broadly built, and wore fur caps and vests, with huge mufflers ...
... The poorer abodes were mere hovels made of peat, admitting neither light nor air, and having the roofs covered with grass. One would have thought ...
... Temple in his own lands, whilst the yearly sacrificial feasts were supported by a tax gathered from the people. Each chief reigned supreme within his ...
... of the Island is mostly a broad barren plateau, from which rise ice-clad mountains and sleeping volcanoes. Its inhabited regions lie along the coast, ...
... lifted my dress to examine my high riding-boots, a great curiosity to them, as they nearly all wear the peculiar skin shoes already described. The ...
... 10. Cardamine pratensis. 11. Comarum palustris. 12. Trifolium repens. 13. Saxifraga oppositifolia. 14. Empetrum nigrum. 15. Cerastium alpinum. 16. Cynoglossum ...
... which places there is an Icelandic colony, and which settlements they could reach at a cost of lb6, 10s. per head. Poor things. we wondered if they ...
... the necessary luggage for five of us quite filled two of them, notwithstanding that we took as little as possible. Our provender consisted ...
... modern times. It was in the year 1000, on the 4th of June, that Iceland abandoned Paganism, and accepted Christianity. This great change was principally ...
... Etched by F. P. Fellows, from a sketch by the Author, 1888. Page 114.]. We ascertained that the party who had preceded us consisted of seven men, ...
... as they were going to the springs to bathe, their tent was at our disposal for as long as we wished. Here we found that their forethought had provided ...
... wooden beds, placed so that five joined head and foot along one wall, while the other two were on either side of the door. Here the whole family disposed ...
... and our clothes and rugs spent half their time being dried in the donkey engine room. Eleven of the poor ponies died, and had to be thrown overboard, ...
... and now form one of the grand scenic attractions of the Island. In Mrs Somerville's 'Physical Geography,' she vividly describes this eruption, narrating ...
... Moreover, while the eruptions from all volcanoes are intermittent-that is to say, every kind of volcano has alternating periods of activity and repose-the ...
... in its vent, and that the sods plug it up sufficiently to hold back the steam and water until they have accumulated sufficient power to blow out ...