Fruh drei Uhr stahl ich mich aus Karlsbad, weil man mich sonst nicht fortgelassen hatte. Die Gesellschaft, die den achtundzwanzigsten August, meinen Geburtstag, auf eine sehr freundliche Weise feiern mochte, erwarb sich wohl dadurch ein Recht, mich festzuhalten; allein hier war nicht langer zu saumen. Ich warf mich ganz allein, nur einen Mantelsack und Dachsranzen aufpackend, in eine Postchaise und gelangte halb acht Uhr nach Zwota, an einem schonen stillen Nebelmorgen. ...
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Excerpt: The scene of this little book is on a high mountain. There are, indeed, many higher; there is many of a nobler outline. It is no place of pilgrimage for the summary globe-trotter; but to one who lives upon its sides, Mount Saint Helena soon becomes a centre of interest. It is the Mont Blanc of one section of the Californian Coast Range, none of its near neighbors rising to one-half its altitude. It looks down on much green, intricate country. It feeds in the spr...
Originally appeared in the Atlantic monthly, 1883-84, under the title: En Provence
The chapters of which this volume is composed have with few exceptions already been collected.-Pref ; Initials
Chapter I. A man may have no bad habits and have worse.?Pudd?nhead Wilson?s New Calendar. The starting point of this lecturing-trip around the world was Paris, where we had been living a year or two. We sailed for America, and there made certain preparations. This took but little time. Two members of my family elected to go with me. Also a carbuncle. The dictionary says a carbuncle is a kind of jewel. Humor is out of place in a dictionary.
Preface: Within the last century the HawaIIan islands have been the topic of various works of merit, and some explanation of the reasons which have led me to enter upon the same subject are necessary.
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Having been recommended to leave home, in April 1878, in order to recruit my health by means which had proved serviceable before, I decided to visit Japan, attracted less by the reputed excellence of its climate than by the certainty that it possessed, in an especial degree, those sources of novel and sustained interest which conduce so essentially to the enjoyment and restoration of a solitary health-seeker. The climate disappointed me, but, though I found the country a...