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An Inland Voyage

By Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Title: An Inland Voyage  
Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Stevenson, R. L. (n.d.). An Inland Voyage. Retrieved from http://www.worldlibrary.org/


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We made a great stir in Antwerp Docks. A stevedore and a lot of dock porters took up the two canoes, and ran with them for the slip. A crowd of children followed cheering. The Cigarette went off in a splash and a bubble of small breaking water. Next moment the Arethusa was after her. A steamer was coming down, men on the paddle-box shouted hoarse warnings, the stevedore and his porters were bawling from the quay. But in a stroke or two the canoes were away out in the middle of the Scheldt, and all steamers, and stevedores, and other 'long-shore vanities were left behind. The sun shone brightly; the tide was making—four jolly miles an hour; the wind blew steadily, with occasional squalls. For my part, I had never been in a canoe under sail in my life; and my first experiment out in the middle of this big river was not made without some trepidation. What would happen when the wind first caught my little canvas? I suppose it was almost as trying a venture into the regions of the unknown as to publish a first book, or to marry. But my doubts were not of long duration; and in five minutes you will not be surprised to learn that I had tied my sheet.

Table of Contents
· PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION · ANTWERP TO BOOM · ON THE WILLEBROEK CANAL · THE ROYAL SPORT NAUTIQUE · AT MAUBEUGE · ON THE SAMBRE CANALISED · PONT-SUR-SAMBRE · PONT-SUR-SAMBRE · ON THE SAMBRE CANALISED · AT LANDRECIES · SAMBRE AND OISE CANAL · THE OISE IN FLOOD · ORIGNY SAINTE-BENOÎTE · ORIGNY SAINTE-BENOÎTE · DOWN THE OISE · LA FÈRE OF CURSED MEMORY · DOWN THE OISE · THROUGH THE GOLDEN VALLEY · NOYON CATHEDRAL · DOWN THE OISE · TO COMPIÈGNE · AT COMPIÈGNE · CHANGED TIMES · DOWN THE OISE: CHURCH INTERIORS · PRÉCY AND THE MARIONNETTES · BACK TO THE WORLD

 

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