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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.
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 I could see, black, several feet
deep, and in some places lying in high ridges. A faint track was beaten by cattle ...
Opposite the bed was a rude frame about six feet high, on the top of which was a
sort of babyhouse, with the figure of the Virgin sitting on a chair, and dressed in
cheap finery. At three we started again. The sun had lost some of its force, the ...
... steered across the Pacific for the Continent of America, and reached the port of
La Union with seven or eight feet water ... were riding along the ridge of a high
mountain, he told me that he had been offered a lieutenant-colonel's commission,
Riding up the street, we passed a large church with its front fallen, and saw
paintings on the walls, and an altar forty feet high, with columns, and images
sculptured and gilded, exposed to the open SAN MIGUEL. 43 air. AL along the
road we ...
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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