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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. Valley of Hallingdal--A Terrible Station--Ladies Hallprice--Some Comfort at Last--Jolly Doings--A Midnight Cavalcade. Remember Haga! it This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. Valley of Hallingdal--A Terrible Station--Ladies Hallprice--Some Comfort at Last--Jolly Doings--A Midnight Cavalcade. Remember Haga! it is a straggling, showy station, but the accommodation consists of one bed and a table. There is no mistress; a doll aged fourteen, dressed as an Indian idol, receives the unlucky wights who are unable to proceed further, and, if you be ladies, will as a favour allow you a room; but when you have managed to traverse the awful floor to get to AN INDIAN IDOL. 201 it, barricade yourself well in, or the first vision in the morning will be the farmers coming to a large cupboard in the corner, where all the crockery they possess is kept; and I suppose they had never found travellers object to their presence before, for they made a dreadful row at our fastened door, thinking some one must be ill, or committing suicide at least, to justify so unaccountable a proceeding. "Indian Idol" had been the evening before very willing to do all she could with nothing, and waddled about in search of something; for only fancy--there was no cream to be had! That failing, Norway becomes a desert: one must indeed be a horse to eat porridge without either it or milk; Dr. Johnson was not very far wrong there; and I must confess, with all our spirits, to feeling depressed, and hardly having strength to discover a piece of dry bacon hanging in a corner. Teaching the Idol to cook it was another effort, besides grilling our faces--she was going to put it whole into the pan. Knives and forks were unknown, except a rusty two-pronged, not worth hunting for. Dirty wooden spoons and plates were alone to be had ad lib. When a later set of travellers arrived, their dismay was most ludi 202 MONASTIC COUCHES. crous at being shown...


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. Valley of Hallingdal--A Terrible Station--Ladies Hallprice--Some Comfort at Last--Jolly Doings--A Midnight Cavalcade. Remember Haga! it This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. Valley of Hallingdal--A Terrible Station--Ladies Hallprice--Some Comfort at Last--Jolly Doings--A Midnight Cavalcade. Remember Haga! it is a straggling, showy station, but the accommodation consists of one bed and a table. There is no mistress; a doll aged fourteen, dressed as an Indian idol, receives the unlucky wights who are unable to proceed further, and, if you be ladies, will as a favour allow you a room; but when you have managed to traverse the awful floor to get to AN INDIAN IDOL. 201 it, barricade yourself well in, or the first vision in the morning will be the farmers coming to a large cupboard in the corner, where all the crockery they possess is kept; and I suppose they had never found travellers object to their presence before, for they made a dreadful row at our fastened door, thinking some one must be ill, or committing suicide at least, to justify so unaccountable a proceeding. "Indian Idol" had been the evening before very willing to do all she could with nothing, and waddled about in search of something; for only fancy--there was no cream to be had! That failing, Norway becomes a desert: one must indeed be a horse to eat porridge without either it or milk; Dr. Johnson was not very far wrong there; and I must confess, with all our spirits, to feeling depressed, and hardly having strength to discover a piece of dry bacon hanging in a corner. Teaching the Idol to cook it was another effort, besides grilling our faces--she was going to put it whole into the pan. Knives and forks were unknown, except a rusty two-pronged, not worth hunting for. Dirty wooden spoons and plates were alone to be had ad lib. When a later set of travellers arrived, their dismay was most ludi 202 MONASTIC COUCHES. crous at being shown...

6 review for Unprotected Females in Norway, or the Pleasantest Way of Travelling There, Passing Through Denmark and Sweden [By E. Lowe]

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jayne

    A charming travelogue of two women in 19th century Norway.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shanna

  3. 4 out of 5

    Hilde

  4. 5 out of 5

    Penka

  5. 4 out of 5

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  6. 4 out of 5

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