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Southport, MERSEYSIDE, GBR
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ... FRIENDLY SOLICITUDE. 235 we went outside to examine each other. It was, how ever, perhaps hardly worthwhile to retain a recollection of features; for, unless by some such accident as that which brought us together, we never shall meet again. We wrote our names in each other's pocketbook as a memorial of our meeting, and at the same moment started on our opposite roads. CHAPTER XIII. Friendly Solicitude.--Raddom.--Symptoms of a Difficulty.--A Court of Inquisition. -- Showing a proper Spirit. -- Troubles thickening. -- Approaching the Climax.--Woman's Influence.--The Finale.--Utility of the Classics.--Another Latinist.--A Lucky Accident.--Arrival at Cracow. At about eight o'clock we stopped to feed, and at the feeding-place met a German wagoner, who had lived in Hamburgh, and spoke English. He seemed much distressed at my not understanding the language of the country. He was a stout, burly fellow, eating and drinking all the time, and his great anxiety was lest I should starve on the road. He insisted upon my providing against such a fatality, and had a couple of fow DEGREES roasted for me, and wrapped in a piece of coarse brown paper; and, at parting, backed by a group of friends, to whom he had told my story, he drank schnaps (at my expense) to my safe arrival at Cracow. At eleven o'clock we reached Raddom. There was a large swinging gate at the barrier of the town, and the soldier opening it demanded my passport to be vised by the police; he got into the caleche with me, and we drove into the town, stopped in the public square, and went to the bureau together. He left me in an antechamber, and went within, promising, by his manner, to expedite the business, and intimating an expectation of schnaps on his return. In a few minutes he retur