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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Perhaps the long night ride may have had something to do with our indifference
to art , for the ride had been severe and distressing , and it was pleasant to find
any shelter and repose . The General and 3 Mrs . Grant went to the house of Mr .
... among which I recall a candied mango , which was pleasant and new . Then
champagne came in , and we began to feel as if we were at a fancy ball or some
public entertainment , and not an afternoon visit to a shop . Mr . Borie
... that there was no merchant in India more disposed to dicker than this
tradesman , and that if he had bought his goods on Indian principles the
afternoon would have passed just as pleasantly , and they would have cost him
at least twenty per ...
The gait of the camel at first is a pleasant sensation , and the pace a good one .
But in time it becomes wearisome , the constant bobbing up and down of the
carriage under the uncouth , shambling gait of the beasts tiring you . The General
... is something very pleasant in an Indian morning , and DI OUR RIDE TO DELHI
. 53 the cool hours between. 52 INDIA .
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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