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Bogota in 1836 - 7; Being a Narrative of an Expedition to the Capital of the New-Grenada and a Residence There of Eleven Months book
Bogota in 1836 - 7; Being a Narrative of an Expedition to the Capital of the New-Grenada and a Residence There of Eleven Months book

Bogota in 1836 - 7; Being a Narrative of an Expedition to the Capital of the New-Grenada and a Residence There of Eleven Months.cJames Sir Steuart
Bogota in 1836 - 7; Being a Narrative of an Expedition to the Capital of the New-Grenada and a Residence There of Eleven Months
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Author: James Sir Steuart
Number of Pages: 90 pages
Published Date: 31 Jan 2012
Publisher: General Books
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781235609985
File size: 8 Mb
Download Link: Bogota in 1836 - 7; Being a Narrative of an Expedition to the Capital of the New-Grenada and a Residence There of Eleven Months
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. Proceed on our Journey.--The Iguana.--Matins of the Bogas.-- San Pablo.--Meet with Congressmen.--Gambling.--Mannef of Bedmaking on the Sand.--Rapids.--Nare--Excursion up the River Nare--Buena Vista.--Enter the Mountain Passes.--Madre de Dios.--Leave the River.--Singular Scenery.--Mode of Travelling.--El Sarjento.--Guaduas.--Col. Acosta.--Mr. Haldane.--Alto de Trigo.--Delays of the Baggage and Annoyances of Travel.--The Company Separate.--El Acerradero.--Facutativa.--Plain of Bogota.--Fontivon.--Variety of Doubloons.--Reach the Capital.--Sr. Santa Maria. 24th January. After a loss of two days, our sooty crew were at last all ready for starting. On the morning of this day, at half past six o'clock, we left the port of Ocana, when the guide and the boy who served us in the capacity of cook were missing; the former (Bishop) had of late begun to show symptoms of misrule, in making much too free with the stores of liquors, for which I had more than once reprimanded him. I immediately suspected that he had purposely taken the cook, a fine little boy, with him as a security for our not starting without him, thinking we would not leave the boy, although we might do without his guideship; for I had become tired of the drunkard, and had found him to be but of very little use to me in any respect. At the expiration of an hour they made their appearance; and it was found that Bishop had actually enticed the poor boy away, and forced him to sleep all night at Puerto Nacional, where he himself had been engaged in a drunken bout. We stopped this night at a playa, where we shot a fine wild duck, which much resembled one of the Muscovy breed. An iguana had been driven from her nest by some persons on the playa, and had taken to the water at a place where the w...

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