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Here the natives stop to drink long and deep, and stew their meagre brains in bad spirits. ... and would not under any consideration, ride a mare; consequently, for work she is practically 82 Through Five Republics on Horseback.
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Author: G. Whitfield Ray
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Category: Social Science
Excerpt from Through Five Republics on Horseback: Being an Account of Many Wanderings in South America Much of it has been translated into German, and I know not what other languages. Even the Catholic Register of Toronto has boosted its sale by printing much in abuse of it, at the same time telling its readers that the book sold like hot cakes. A wiser editor would have been discreet enough not to refer to Through Five Republics on Horseback. His readers bought it, and - had their eyes opened, for the statements made in this work, and the authorities quoted, are unanswer able. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
That I have been able to penetrate into part of [South America's] unexplored interior, and visit tribes of people hitherto untouched and unknown, was urged as sufficient reason for the publishing of this work.
Author: G. Whitfield Ray
Category: Biography & Autobiography
That I have been able to penetrate into part of [South America's] unexplored interior, and visit tribes of people hitherto untouched and unknown, was urged as sufficient reason for the publishing of this work. In perils oft, through hunger and thirst and fever, consequent on the many wanderings in unhealthy climes herein recorded, the writer has also had many pleasant as well as strange experiences. -from the Preface He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, the "Livingstone of South America," and "Official Explorer for the Bolivian Government..." a title he wrangled for himself. A real-life Indiana Jones and sometime missionary, George Whitfield Ray landed in Bolivia in 1889, the first of many trips across "the darkest land" of South America, though Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, and Uruguay. In this reproduction of the twenty-fifth edition of his wildly popular adventures, Ray regales us with his own derring-do -- whether he's coming face to face with angry crocodiles over raging rivers, attending audiences with tribal kings in remote villages, coming under attack by vampire bats, or reveling at gaudy street festivals in ancient cities, Ray's enthusiasm for his own audacity and intrepidness is infectiously endearing.
A small arbor was screened off by palm leaves , in which were hung little colored candles . Angels of paper were suspended from the roof , that they ... PART III . PARAGUAY “ I need not follow the 130 Through Five Republics on Horseback .
I have had occasion to cross blackened wastes a week after this most destructive force in nature had done its work , and my horse has frequently reared in the air at the touch of the hot soil on his hoofs .