Around the World with General Grant: A Narrative of the Visit of General U.S. Grant, Ex-president of the United States, to Various Countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa, in 1877, 1878, 1879. To which are Added Certain Conversations with General Grant on Questions Connected with American Politics and History, Part 1
American News Company, 1879 - 1262 pages
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The Maharajah also sent sedan chairs for those of us who preferred an easier
and swifter conveyance . Mrs . Grant chose the sedan chair , and was switched
off at a rapid pace up the ascending road by four Hindoo bearers . The pace at ...
Mr . Borie was quite beaten down and used up by the sun and the wobbling ,
wearisome elephant ride ; but we succeeded in persuading him to make the
descent in a chair , as Mrs . Grant had done . There was something which did
violence to ...
... but as one who was too weary with a day ' s labors to make any effort , and
shook hands with the General and Mrs . Grant . He accompanied the General to a
seat of honor and sat down at his side . We all ranged ourselves in the chairs .
The Maharajah sits as it were soused back into his chair , his eyes covered with
heavy silver - mounted spectacles , very tired and bored , looking at the Nautch
girls as though they were a million of miles away . He has been praying all day ...
These chairs were heavy , ornamented with gold and brass , mounted on poles ,
and carried on the shoulders of four ... When we came to the outskirts of the town
our chair - bearers were waiting for us , and the General was told that he might ...
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Initially released in two volumes, this work has been combined and abridged by historian Fellman. Young, the European correspondent for the New York Herald, joined the Civil Warrior's entourage as he ... Read full review