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bankruptcy I.
WHY PATAGONIA?—GOOD-BYE—THE START—DIRTY WEATHER—LISBON—THE ISLAND OF PALMA—PERNAMBUCO.
"Patagonia! who may ever contemplate going to the sort of place?" "Why, you'll be eaten up by way of cannibals!" "What on the earth makes you decide such an outlandish a part of the realm to head to?" "What might be the attraction?" "Why, it truly is millions of miles away, and not anyone has ever been there prior to, other than Captain Musters, and one or different adventurous madmen!"
These, and related questions and exclamations I heard from the lips of my pals and friends, while I advised them of my meant journey to Patagonia, the land of the Giants, the land of the fabled Golden urban of Manoa. What used to be the allure in going to an outlandish position such a lot of miles away? the reply to the query used to be contained in its personal phrases. accurately since it was once an outlandish position and up to now away, I selected it. Palled for the instant with civilisation and its atmosphere, i wished to flee someplace, the place i would be as a ways faraway from them as attainable. lots of my readers have no doubt felt the dissatisfaction with oneself, and everyone else, that comes over one from time to time in the middle of the pleasures of lifestyles; while one wearies of the shallow artificiality of contemporary life; whilst what used to be pleasure has turn into so now not, and a longing grows up inside of one to flavor a extra lively emotion than that afforded by way of the monotonous around of society's so-called "pleasures."
Across Patagonia, via girl Florence Dixie, Illustrated through Julius Beerbohm : (full snapshot Illustrated)
Across Patagonia through woman FLORENCE DIXIE
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS
FROM SKETCHES by means of JULIUS BEERBOHM
ENGRAVED by means of WHYMPER AND PEARSON
CONTENTS.
CHAPTER I.
WHY PATAGONIA?—GOOD-BYE—THE START—DIRTY WEATHER—LISBON—THE ISLAND OF PALMA—PERNAMBUCO
CHAPTER II.
BAHIA—RIO DE JANEIRO—RIO HARBOUR—THE TOWN—AN UPSET—TIJUCA—A TROPICAL NIGHT—MORE UPSETS—SAFETY AT LAST
CHAPTER III.
BEAUTIES OF RIO—MONTE VIDEO—STRAITS OF MAGELLAN—TIERRA DEL FUEGO—ARRIVAL AT SANDY POINT—PREPARATIONS FOR THE START—OUR OUTFIT—OUR GUIDES
CHAPTER IV.
THE commence FOR CAPE NEGRO—RIDING alongside THE STRAITS—CAPE NEGRO—THE FIRST evening lower than CANVAS—UNEXPECTED ARRIVALS—OUR GUESTS—A NOVEL PICNIC—ROUGH RIDING—THERE used to be a valid OF REVELRY via NIGHT
CHAPTER V.
DEPARTURE OF OUR GUESTS—THE commence FOR THE PAMPAS—AN UNTOWARD ACCIDENT—A DAY'S SPORT—UNPLEASANT results OF THE WIND—OFF CAPE GREGORIO.
CHAPTER VI.
VISIT TO THE INDIAN CAMP—A PATAGONIAN—INDIAN CURIOSITY—PHYSIQUE—COSTUME—WOMEN—PROMINENT CHARACTERISTICS—AN INDIAN INCROYABLE—SUPERSTITIOUSNESS
CHAPTER VII.
THE PRAIRIE FIRE
CHAPTER VIII.
UNPLEASANT VISITORS—"SPEED THE PARTING GUEST"—OFF AGAIN—AN OSTRICH EGG—I'ARIA MISLEADS US—STRIKING OIL—PREPARATIONS FOR THE CHASE—WIND AND HAIL—A GUANACO AT LAST—AN interesting RUN—THE DEATH—HOME—HUNGRY AS HUNTERS—"FAT-BEHIND-THE-EYE."
CHAPTER IX.
ELASTIC LEAGUES—THE LAGUNA BLANCA—AN EARTHQUAKE—OSTRICH-HUNTING 100-115
CHAPTER X.
DEPARTURE FROM LAGUNA BLANCA—A WILD-CAT—IBIS SOUP—A FERTILE CAÑADON—INDIAN legislations AND EQUITY—OUR FIRST PUMA—COWARDICE OF THE PUMA—DISCOMFORTS OF A rainy NIGHT—A MYSTERIOUS DISH—A stable RUN
CHAPTER XI.
A a variety of GUANACO HERD—A PAMPA HERMIT—I'ARIA back LOSES THE WAY—CHORLITOS—A NEW EMOTION—A MOON RAINBOW—WEATHER WISDOM—OPTIMIST AND PESSIMIST—WILD poultry ABUNDANT
CHAPTER XII.
A MONOTONOUS RIDE—A DREARY LANDSCAPE—SHORT gasoline RATIONS—THE CORDILLERAS—FEATURES OF PATAGONIAN SCENERY—HEAT AND GNATS—A PUMA AGAIN—"THE RAIN is rarely WEARY"—DAMPNESS, starvation, GLOOM—I'ARIA TO THE RESCUE—HIS INGENUITY
CHAPTER XIII.
A SURPRISE—A unusual SCENE—CALIFATÉ BERRIES—GUANACO STALKING—A DILEMMA—MOSQUITOES—A sturdy SHOT—MOSQUITOES
CHAPTER XIV.
AN UNKNOWN COUNTRY—PASSING THE BARRIER—CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLES—FOXES—A solid RUN—OUR wooded area SANCTUARY—ROUGHING IT—A BATH—A various MENU
CHAPTER XV.
EXCURSIONS INTO THE MOUNTAINS—MYSTERIES OF THE CORDILLERAS—WILD HORSE TRACKS—DEER—MAN THE DESTROYER
CHAPTER XVI.
AN ALARM—THE WILD-HORSES—AN EQUINE COMBAT—THE WILD STALLION VICT

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