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Travels in a Thin Country

A Journey Through Chile

by Sarah Wheeler

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Published by Little, Brown .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • South America,
  • Journeys,
  • Travel / South America,
  • Travel,
  • Travel - General,
  • Chile,
  • Description and travel,
  • Wheeler, Sara,
  • Literary Criticism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10446739M
    ISBN 100316932574
    ISBN 109780316932578
    OCLC/WorldCa39093336

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    I then took off my spectacles, and Travels in a Thin Country book about an hour, till the tide was a little fallen, I waded through the middle with my cargo, and arrived safe at the royal port of Lilliput. When their treaty was finished, wherein I did them several good offices, by the credit I now had, or at least appeared to have at court, their excellencies, who were privately told how much I had been their friend, made me a visit in form. At the same time the emperor had a great desire that I should see the magnificence of his palace; but this I was not able to do till three days after, which I spent in cutting down with my knife some of the largest trees in the royal park, about a hundred yards distant from the city. The declivity was so small that I walked near a mile before I got to the shore, which I conjectured was about eight o'clock in the evening.

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And it must be confessed, that, from the great intercourse of trade and commerce between both realms; from the continual reception of exiles, which is mutual among them; and from the custom in each empire, to send their young nobility, and richer gentry, to the other, in order to polish themselves, by seeing the world, and understanding men and manners; there are few persons of distinction, or merchants, or, seamen, who dwell in the maritime parts, but what can hold conversation in both tongues, as I found some weeks after, when I went to pay my respects to the Emperor of Blefuscu, which, in the midst of great misfortunes, through the malice of my enemies, proved a very happy adventure to me, as I shall relate in its proper place.

There are so many incidents she recounts that touch the heart in many ways - covering the geography, history, politics and humanity of the country it is impossible Travels in a Thin Country book single any one out here.

For the past few months the CNN Travel staff has been scouring our shelves -- and Travels in a Thin Country book a panel of outside experts -- to curate the definitive list of funniest travel books ever written. I was extremely tired, and with that, and the heat of the weather, and about half a pint of brandy that I drank as I left the ship, I found myself much inclined to sleep.

All crimes against the state, are punished here with the utmost severity; but, if the person accused makes his innocence plainly to appear upon his trial, the accuser is immediately put to an ignominious death; and out of his goods or lands the innocent person is quadruply recompensed for the loss of his time, for the danger he underwent, for the hardship of his imprisonment, and for all the charges he has been at in making his defence; or, if that fund be deficient, it is largely supplied by the crown.

I had now made a good progress in understanding and speaking the language. Then she recounts the story of a group of rich foreigners commanding a city bus and forcing the passengers off for 20 pounds sterling, without making any comment of how this affected the lives of regular bus passengers. Ambitious and full of life, O My America!

I then advanced forward near half a mile, but could not discover any sign of houses or inhabitants; at least, I was in so weak a condition, that I did not observe them. These people are most excellent mathematicians, and arrived to a great perfection in mechanics, by the countenance and encouragement of the emperor, who is a renowned patron of learning.

By which the reader may conceive an idea of the ingenuity of that people, as well as the prudent and exact economy of so great a prince. I hear some of our sea Yahoos find fault with my sea-language, as not proper in many parts, nor now in use. In a little time I felt something alive moving on my left leg, which advancing gently forward over my breast, came almost up to my chin; when, bending my eyes downwards as much as I could, I perceived it to be a human creature not six inches high, with a bow and arrow in his hands, and a quiver at his back.

Travels in a Thin Country : A Journey Through Chile by Sara Wheeler (1995, Paperback)

Whereupon I once more thought of attempting to break my bonds; but again, when I felt the smart of their arrows upon my face and hands, which were all in blisters, Travels in a Thin Country book many of the darts still sticking in them, and observing likewise that the number of my enemies increased, I gave tokens to let them know that they might do with me what they pleased.

And, as Sara Wheeler discovered, they have all left their mark on today's Chile - an extravagantly complex country, hidden behind the Andes and stretching to the end of the world. I have carefully perused them three times.

In his right waistcoat-pocket we found a prodigious bundle of Travels in a Thin Country book thin substances, folded one over another, about the bigness of three men, tied with a strong cable, and marked with black figures; which we humbly conceive to be writings, every letter almost half as Travels in a Thin Country book as the palm of our hands.

I have seen him do the summerset several times together, upon a trencher fixed on a rope which is no thicker than a common packthread in England. I entreated his imperial majesty to give orders it might be brought to me as soon as possible, describing to him the use and the nature of it: and the next day the waggoners arrived with it, but not in a very good condition; they had bored two holes in the brim, within an inch and half of the edge, and fastened two hooks in the holes; these hooks were tied by a long cord to the harness, and thus my hat was dragged along for above half an English mile; but, the ground in that country being extremely smooth and level, it received less damage than I expected.

The poor man squalled terribly, and the colonel and his officers were in much pain, especially Travels in a Thin Country book they saw me take out my penknife; but I soon put them out of fear, for, looking mildly, and immediately cutting the strings he was bound with, I set him gently on the ground, and away he ran.

Likewise, occasionally she stumbles onto an interesting historical subject, which she then fails to explore to the full: it never gets beyond what you find in the average travel guide. Bates, to be surgeon to the "Swallow," Captain Abraham Pannell, commander; with whom I continued three years and a half, making a voyage or two into the Levant, [3] and some other parts.

They saw the ships move forward in a large half-moon, but could not discern me, who was up to my breast in water. Pray bring to your mind how often I desired you to consider, when you insisted on the motive of public good, that the Yahoos were a species of animals utterly incapable of amendment by precept or example: and so it has proved; for, instead of seeing a full stop put to all abuses and corruptions, at least in this little island, as I had reason to expect; behold, after above six months warning, I cannot learn that my book has produced one single effect according to my intentions.

This open bold declaration of mine was so opposite to the schemes and politics of his imperial majesty, that he could never forgive me. Yahoo as I am, it is well known through all Houyhnhnmland, that, by the instructions and example of my illustrious master, I was able in the compass of two years although I confess with the utmost difficulty to remove that infernal habit of lying, shuffling, deceiving, and equivocating, so deeply rooted in the very souls of all my species; especially the Europeans.

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