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.
Riding toward that in front, and crossing the field of lava, we reached the foot of
the volcano. Here the grass was high, but the ground was rough and uneven,
being covered with decomposed lava. We as- eended on horseback until it
A few intelligent and educated men know of their existence as part of the history
of the country, but I never met one who had visited the Volcano of Masaya ; and
in the village at its foot the traveller will not obtain even the scanty information ...
I noticed one in a cleared place by the roadside, painted black, with a black
board suspended to it, containing an inscription in faded white letters ; it had
been erected to the memory of a padre who had been murdered and buried at its
First they pulled them off, folded them about a foot wide and two feet long, and
then suspended them over the belts of their machetes like little aprons. At nine o'
clock we reached the mouth of the river. Here we hoisted sail, and while the wind
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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Volym 2
John L. Stephens
Obegränsad förhandsgranskning - 1871