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  • Title: The Council and Officers of the Manchester Geographical Society
  • Autor: Unknown Author
  • Editor: Forgotten Books
  • Relaese Date: 27 September 2015
  • ISBN: 1330078500
  • EAN: 9781330078501
  • Language: English
  • Age of Range: 15 years
  • Edition: blind-fire.net
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 508 pages
  • File Size: 15MB
  • Rating: ★★★★★
 

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Description The Council and Officers of the Manchester Geographical Society by Unknown Author

Excerpt from The Council and Officers of the Manchester Geographical Society: For 1902 On Thursday, February 21st, 1901, accompanied by Lady Leech and my daughter, I left the Albert Docks, London, on the P. and 0. steamer Victoria, for Ceylon. After a wonderfully calm passage across the Bay of Biscay the ship anchored at Gibraltar at 6-30 p.m. on the following Monday. We had to content ourselves with seeing the lights of the town, as it was too late to land. Leaving about midnight for Marseilles, we next morning found ourselves skirting the African coast, and in the distance could see the mountains covered with snow. Marseilles was reached on the succeeding Thursday morning, where the ship stayed a few hours and those who wished had time to visit the town. Here we picked up the overland passengers, including Prince Henri of Orleans, and an Italian count who could speak seven languages, including Arabic, and was the most inveterate gambler I ever met with. There is a melancholy history attached to the prince, a fine man in the prime of life- he was on his way to the French settlements in China, whence he never returned, as he succumbed to an attack of malarial fever. It was this prince who fought a celebrated duel with a relative of the King of Italy. We left Marseilles to the minute. With our captain it was woe to the man who was behind time, as will be evident when I say that just as the ship had cast loose two passengers who had lingered came rushing down the quay. The captain would not put back, and there was great excitement on board. Fortunately, under advice from the quay porters, the men jumped into a punt and just caught the Victoria'
s boat that had been ashore as she was being hauled aboard. But the fate of a lady on the ship was worse- a telegram came from her husband telling her to return at once, but through bad management it did not come into her hands till the ship was on the move. Though the lad was almost in hysterics under the idea something dreadful had happened at home, not all the entreaties of the passengers could induce the captain to send her ashore in a passing boat. He said it might cost his company 100,000 if an accident happened, and he would not take the risk. 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.
 
 

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