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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. SEARCH FOR OTHER CAMP ROSARIO THE DILIGENCE FRAYLE J1UERTOFIND FELLOW-COUNTRYMEN EXPLORE THE VACANT CAMPPROVINCE OF CORDOBARIDE TO THE CITY OF CORDOBA WOODS OF THE COUNTRYNATIVE WAGGONS, ETC.CORDOBATHE SIERRASBUY CAMP, AND RETURN TO VIEW IT. It was early in May that we started on our expedition of discovery. We descended the Uruguay to Buenos Ayres, and, after a few days there, started oft' for Rosario and Frayle Muerto. The chief highways of the Plate country are the rivers, and we now embarked for Rosario on the Parana, the river that bounds the western side of Entre Rios. The scenery resembles that of the Uruguay, as we were again ascending a stream of about twenty miles in breadth, studded with many islands which interrupt the view from bank to bank, causing it to present the appearance of a lake rather than of a river. No great beauty enlivens the scene between Buenos Ayres and Rosario, as the tiattish land on either side the Parana is scantily wooded, and no hills occur to vary its monotony. The steamers are fairly comfortable, and ply only for passenger traffic; heavy goods coming up and down in sailing vessels. The voyage of two hundred and fifty miles was performed in about twenty-four hours, and on landing we repaired to the Hotel de Colon. The weather was beginning to become wintry, as May in the River Plate answers very much to our November. I had not had any experience of the height of summer as ROSARIO DE SANTA FE. 23 yet, having only arrived in March, when the temperature is much the same as that of an English August. We spent about a fortnight in Rosario, and made constant expeditions to the neighbouring camps, but none of them suited our ideas; there were a good many reasons against them, but the important one was, ...
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.44" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.64" Weight: 0.96 lbs.
Release Date Dec 28, 2002
ISBN 987205066X ISBN13 9789872050665
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