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A Voyage In The Sunbeam

Auhtor: Annie Allnut Brassey

Language: english

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Review by Bob Tobias, November 2009


Rating: (****)
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Voyage In The Sunbeam':

... had, after a very brief objection, quietly submitted to the introduction of this novelty into the equipment of his rider. [Illustration: La ...
... in, until they were told, at the end of the day. The servants all turned to and worked with a will but it was rather a different matter from having ...
... Government corrals, to see the cattle lassoed and branded-an operation which is always performed twice a year. We reached the yacht again at half-past ...
... and glossy, and the sheep, pigs, and other animals are in equally good condition. It is therefore a cheery country to travel through, and at this spring-time ...
... I wish a few of the latter would come on board they would be an agreeable addition to our breakfast-table. The rolling still continues, ...
... or rather leaves, of the palm-tree, tied by their foot-stalks across two poles, and hanging down to the ground. Here we were met by the women and ...
... 'Flash,' just as the sun was rising. We had a delightful row, past the Quarantine Island[11], to the portion of the reef on the other side of the harbour, ...
... delicate pink, violet, and blue from the richest brown, through orange and yellow, to the lightest straw-colour. And there was yet another shade, ...
... the short distance we had come-about eight miles only. The carriage could not go quite to the top of the mountain, and after descending a short distance ...
... uniform, the other gentlemen in evening dress, accompanied the Consul on to the platform to receive the Mikado while the children and I went with Mrs. ...
... with quaint carved houses and overhanging balconies, till we reached a tea-house, kept by a closely shaven bonze, or priest. He seemed very pleased ...
... uninteresting till the Bogue Forts are reached. Here are to be seen the remains of the old forts knocked down by the French and English guns. ...
... Macao is a thoroughly Portuguese-looking town, the houses being painted blue, green, red, yellow, and all sorts of colours. It is well garrisoned, ...
... invitation, whilst a third friend met us with his carriage, and asked us to go at once to his house, a few miles out of Kandy. We hesitated to ...
... Thursday, April 19th.-We commenced steaming at 1 a.m., stopped, however, at 5 a.m., and sailed all day. Yesterday we were surrounded by ...
... carving and old tiles that would delight the heart of a connoisseur. One of the most prominent objects near the Palace of Pena is the statue of Vasco ...
... stress of weather. In fogs there must be delay, though not necessarily danger. In these days of lamentation over the degeneracy of the British ...
... been of a lovely blue colour during the day, showed a slight phosphorescence after dark. Thursday, July 13th.-When I went on deck, at half-past ...
... Lecky had predicted might commence to-day, we had had the awnings put up a fortunate piece of foresight, for, before midnight, the rain came down ...
... ran aground, but discovered just in time that the vessel we were steering for with confidence was only a wreck, on a dangerous shoal, and that ...