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Baddeck And That Sort Of Thing
by Charles Dudley Warner
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Leaving the luxury and the security of home and travelling to far-off places is a trial in itself. Warner, in this work, contemplates the excitement and the turmoil associated with travelling. He asserts that the presence of an accommodating companion and exhilaration of discovering new places more than makes up for the troubles of the way.
Give us the quiet of a city on the night before a journey. As we mounted skyward in our hotel, and went to bed in a serene altitude, we congratulated ourselves upon a reposeful night. It began well. But as we sank into the first doze, we were startled by a sudden crash. Was it an earthquake, or another fire? Were the neighboring buildings all tumbling in upon us, or had a bomb fallen into the neighboring crockery-store?
About the Author
American essayist and novelist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) served on the editorial staffs of the Hartford Press, the Hartford Courant, and Harpers Magazine. He was the first president of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and published numerous books, including My Summer in a Garden (1870), My Winter on the Nile (1876), and a biography of Washington Irving (1881).
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