How I Did Europe and How It Did Me

How I Did Europe and How It Did Me (Paperback)

By James A Wilson 
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Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1152322109
EAN: 9781152322103
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 40
Publish Date: 2012-5-14
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ... 1846. It is a fine appearing old thing and as a curio fills the bill very satisfactorily. Princess Tower. Another building, the Princess Tower, put on some airs a few centuries ago, but was shy on scandals and fights, and so lost cast and at the present day is not considered in the same ruined class as the castle. Elizabeth Castle. Elizabeth Castle, the old fort that used to guard the entrance to St, Helier, the town of the island, is now out of commission, the fine modern Fort Regent commanding the entrance in a very effective manner. St. Helier. St. Helier has a population of about 32,000, including remittance men and retired army officers; it is the seaport town and the principal place of business of the islands. The English language is official but French is taught a certain time each day in the schools, but in the country places many old people could hardly tell you anything in English beyond the pedigree and price of a cow, and when they expect the next crop of potatoes. The streets are not very wide but the shops and stores are pretty good, some are very old and adorned with the Jersey coat of arms, (three lions on a shield), they are dershound lions with very long bodies and very short leers, caused, I suppose, on account of having to hunt their holes so often when war threatened. The country surrounding is very pretty and comfortably hilly with a wonderful growth of foliage, in fact everything seems to grow in profusion here except the above mentioned coat of arms and its three lions. Many very pretty bays are around the island, where bathing and lobsters can be indulged in, or the lobster can be indulged in bathing if he pays the price, but Bouley Bay is the home of the lobster where it is served up so nicely and plentifully that I pretty nearly ...
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Title: How I Did Europe and How It Did Me
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Author: James A Wilson
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1152322109
EAN: 9781152322103
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 40
Publish Date: 2012-5-14
Binding: Paperback

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