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Essays of Travel

By Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Title: Essays of Travel  
Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Stevenson, R. L. (n.d.). Essays of Travel. Retrieved from http://community.worldebooklibrary.org/


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I FIRST encountered my fellow-passengers on the Broomielaw in Glasgow. Thence we descended the Clyde in no familiar spirit, but looking askance on each other as on possible enemies. A few Scandinavians, who had already grown acquainted on the North Sea, were friendly and voluble over their long pipes; but among English speakers distance and suspicion reigned supreme. The sun was soon overclouded, the wind freshened and grew sharp as we continued to descend the widening estuary; and with the falling temperature the gloom among the passengers increased. Two of the women wept. Any one who had come aboard might have supposed we were all absconding from the law. There was scarce a word interchanged, and no common sentiment but that of cold united us, until at length, having touched at Greenock, a pointing arm and a rush to the starboard now announced that our ocean steamer was in sight. There she lay in mid-river, at the Tail of the Bank, her sea-signal flying: a wall of bulwark, a street of white deck-houses, an aspiring forest of spars, larger than a church, and soon to be as populous as many an incorporated town in the land to which she was to bear us.

Table of Contents
· CHAPTER I—THE AMATEUR EMIGRANT · THE SECOND CABIN · EARLY IMPRESSIONS · STEERAGE SCENES · STEERAGE TYPES · THE SICK MAN · THE STOWAWAYS · PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND REVIEW · NEW YORK · CHAPTER II—COCKERMOUTH AND KESWICK—A FRAGMENT— 1871 · COCKERMOUTH · AN EVANGELIST · ANOTHER · LAST OF SMETHURST · CHAPTER III—AN AUTUMN EFFECT—1875 · CHAPTER IV—A WINTER'S WALK IN CARRICK AND GALLOWAY—A FRAGMENT— 1876 · CHAPTER V—FOREST NOTES 1875-6 · ON THE PLAIN · IN THE SEASON · IDLE HOURS · A PLEASURE-PARTY · THE WOODS IN SPRING · MORALITY · CHAPTER VI—A MOUNTAIN TOWN IN FRANCE A FRAGMENT 1879 · ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO SERVE AS THE OPENING CHAPTER OF 'TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY IN THE CEVENNES.' · CHAPTER VII—RANDOM MEMORIES: ROSA QUO LOCORUM · II · CHAPTER VIII—THE IDEAL HOUSE · CHAPTER IX—DAVOS IN WINTER · CHAPTER X—HEALTH AND MOUNTAINS · CHAPTER XI—ALPINE DIVERSIONS · CHAPTER XII—THE STIMULATION OF THE ALPS · CHAPTER XIII—ROADS—1873 · CHAPTER XIV—ON THE ENJOYMENT OF UNPLEASANT PLACES - 1874

 

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