By Mark Twain
Twain's account of traveling in Europe, "A Tramp Abroad" (1880), glints with the author's intelligent observations and hugely opinionated reviews on previous global tradition, and showcases his remarkable skill to combine funny sketches, autobiographical tidbits, and historic anecdotes in a continuously pleasing narrative. solid within the type of a jogging journey via Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy, "A Tramp Abroad" comprises between its adventures a voyage through raft down the Neckar and an ascent of Mount Blanc through telescope, in addition to the author's makes an attempt to check artwork - a unconditionally imagined task Twain 'authenticated' along with his personal splendidly primitive photos incorporated during this quantity.
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For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large waste-paper basket. Dora was Drogo's sister and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century. ; on a gold pen and ink-bottle. Milo never answered letters. For ANGELICA'S use, from Uncle Bilbo; on a round convex mirror. She was a young Baggins, and too obviously considered her face shapely. For the collection of HUGO BRACEGIRDLE, from a contributor; on an (empty) book-case.
For three years after the Party he had been away. Then he paid Frodo a brief visit, and after taking a good look at him he went off again. During the next year or two he had turned up fairly often, coming unexpectedly after dusk, and going off without warning before sunrise. He would not discuss his own business and journeys, and seemed chiefly interested in small news about Frodo's health and doings. Then suddenly his visits had ceased.
An odd-looking waggon laden with odd-looking packages rolled into Hobbiton one evening and toiled up the Hill to Bag End. The startled hobbits peered out of lamplit doors to gape at it. It was driven by outlandish folk, singing strange songs: dwarves with long beards and deep hoods. A few of them remained at Bag End. At the end of the second week in September a cart came in through Bywater from the direction of the Brandywine Bridge in broad daylight. An old man was driving it all alone. He wore a tall pointed blue hat, a long grey cloak, and a silver scarf.