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Ride in a Silla. — A precarious Situation.—The Descent — Rancho of Nopa.—
Attacks of Moschetoes.— Approach to Palenque.— Pasture Grounds.— Village of
Palenque.— A crusty Official.— A courteous Reception. — Scarcity of Provisions.
Here the grass was high, but the ground was rough and uneven, being covered
with decomposed lava. We as- eended on horseback until it became too steep for
the horses to carry us, and then dismounted, tied them to a bush, and continued ...
Toward the other end was a growth of arbolitos or little trees, and in one place 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 ...
... every foot of the ground ; yet he stopped me short of the only object of interest,
ignorant, as he said, of its existence. Now either the alcalde lied, and was too
lazy to encounter the toil which I had undergone, or he was imposing upon me.
The ground is perfectly level, and the port is perhaps the best in Spanish America
; but the distance is sixty miles, and there are other difficulties which it seems to
me are insuperable. The River Tipitapa has been represented as navigable the ...
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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