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The dry season was near its close ; for four months there had been no rain, and
the dust hung around us in thick clouds, hot and fine as the sands of Egypt. At
nine o'clock we reached Leon, and I parted from my companions, but not without
In a short time it began to rain; the road was very stony, and we crossed a high,
bleak volcanic mountain. Late in the afternoon the captain conceived suspicions
of the soldiers, and we rode on very unceremoniously, leaving them behind.
On a fine morning, after a heavy rain, they set off for the ruins. After a ride of about
half an hour, over an execrable road, they again reached the Amates. The village
was pleasantly situated on the bank of the river, and elevated about thirty feet.
Beyond this we had a heavy rain-storm, and late in the afternoon reached the
brink of an immense precipice, in which, at a great distance, we AMOLINA. 145
saw the molina or wheat-mill, looking like a. 144 INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL.
At dark, wet and muddy, and in the midst of a heavy rain, we reached the molina.
The major-domo was a Costa Rican, a countryman of Don Saturnino, and,
fortunately, we had a room to ourselves, though it was damp and chilly. Here 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