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Title: Rambles in sunny Spain
Year: 1889 (1880s)
Authors: Ober, Frederick A[lbion], 1849- [from old catalog]
Publisher: Boston, Estes and Lauriat
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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ounted upon having no endof trouble in passing the customs, and reckoned anything short ofrobbery of all our goods as something to be expected. But thecustoms officials, who had it in their power to make it very uncom-fortable for us, were excessively attentive and polite. They merelyglanced at the top trays of our trunks, peeped into our largest valises,and ordered them on. Then that precious luggage was seized byseven stalwart beggars, who wrenched and twisted it in seven dif-ferent ways at once, and then took it to the railroad station. Threeof them carried the baggage, and four more went along to see themdo it, and to claim payment for that superintendence. So glad werewe to enter Cadiz at so little cost, that we paid them their price, much :/:; .,:;: ((III :i : , A,! .> \ ?£ % • (i n\ til Si lliMiX » *:,Etfi!Jr;a;:l!!ifeHi • . IM,,, */ mi ywM §1 ilniiflJ r^KH I III i I1 II t/.^f H vil Ml nil i i 1 I, 11 f 11 t« j • eTmI II Wvw1 10 11 / fllP ii. H» »j d r r fllK / r
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CADIZ, GIBRALTAR, AND MALAGA. 189 to their astonishment, and evidently to their dissatisfaction. Then,bribing a railroad porter to keep watch over said luggage until weshould be ready to depart, we entered the city and sought a hotel. Cadiz is charming and clean. So clean were the streets, sowhite the houses, so beautiful the glimpses of guarded courts andpatios, so freshly green the blinds and jalousies, that we fell in lovewith it over again. We dont think we shall ever forget — at leastwe hope not — our walk along the alameda, fronting the open sea,nor the glorious sunset-clouds, nor the ramble along the battlementsin the freshness of the following morning. Cadiz is a walled city,with sea-walls and vast fortifications, and one may walk more thana mile along the inner battlements, with views of the sea on onehand, and on the other fine old houses and narrow streets, — peep-ing through loop-holes and narrow slits in ornate sentry-boxes uponsuch bits of marine life as would keep
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