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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They sit like a besieging army and do not move ; sit all day chattering and waiting
. The purchasing members of our party are Mrs . Grant and Mr . Borie , and as we
come in from a drive or a walk in the cool of the evening , we are apt to find Mr ...
No inducement could move them . The driver pronged them with his goad , called
them names , adjured them by all the gods in the Hindoo mythology to make their
way to Futtehpoor Sikra . There they stood . Perhaps under a severe pressure ...
He moves his head to one side or the other , gives you an affectionate , imploring
look , as though appealing to your sympathies , but does not move . He has gone
beyond reason . He throws himself upon your generosity , but will not move .
Leaping into the air they move their legs and arms so as to keep their feet down
and come into the water feet foremost . The leap was certainly a daring one , but
it was done safely , and the divers came hurrying up the sides of the pond ...
Consequently what we know of the mutiny is this : that the wisest and best of
rulers came to India to trade ; that their hearts were so moved by the scenes they
witnessed of misgovernment and disorder that they interfered and gave India the
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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