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At a short distance from the city we met a little negro on horseback, dressed in the
black suit that nature made him, with two large plantain leaves sewed together for
a hat, and plantain leaves for a saddle. At the distance of two leagues we ...
I had time to take a short walk around the town, and turning down the road, at the
distance of half a mile came to the brink of a precipice, more than a hundred feet
high, at the foot of which, and a short distance beyond, was the Lake of Masaya.
At the distance of half a league we left the main road, and turned off on a small
path in the woods on the left. We emerged from this into an open field covered
with lava, extending to the base of the volcano in front and on each side as far as
There are no Trees nor Grass, but Birds build without any Disturbance from the
Fire. There is another Mouth like that of a Well about a Bowshot over, the
distance from which to the Fire is about a hundred and fifty Fathoms, always
boiling up, ...
... no grass grew, and the ground was black and loamy, like mud drying up. This
was perhaps the mouth of the mysterious well that sent up the flame, which gave
its light a " consider* able distance," into which the Indian maidens were thrown, ...
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John Stephens was an American diplomat sent by the U.S. government in the 1840s to establish contact with the people of Central America and Southern Mexico, and in many cases was the first white ... Läs hela recensionen
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Stephens's book, first published in two volumes in 1841, has been abridged by Karl Ackerman, a freelance writer. Stephens made his journey in 1839-40, accompanied by an artist, Frederick Catherwood ... Läs hela recensionen
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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Volym 2
John L. Stephens
Obegränsad förhandsgranskning - 1871
Incidents of travel in Central America: Chiapas and Yucatan
John Lloyd Stephens
Obegränsad förhandsgranskning - 1858
Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan;, Volym 1
John Lloyd Stephens
Ingen förhandsgranskning - 2017