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By Edwin John Dingle

ISBN-10: 9889987449

ISBN-13: 9789889987442

This e-book, first released in 1911, is among the most vital and top written trip books from previous China. Edwin Dingle recounts his adventures as he travels up the Yangtze River from Shanghai after which via foot southwest throughout a few of China's such a lot wild and woolly territory to Burma. alongside the best way, Dingle absorbed a major volume of approximately lifestyles and society in southwest China, and describes what he sees in a readable and delicate method.

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On Dec. 28th, 1900, the German steamer, Sui-Hsiang was lost here. She foundered in twenty-five fathoms of water, with an immense hole ripped in her bottom by the black rock; all on board saved by the red boats, with the exception of the captain.

R. Dingle, for their kindness in having negotiated with my publishers in my absence in Inland China; and to the latter, for unfailing courtesy and patience, I am under considerable obligation. “Across China on Foot” would have appeared in the autumn of 1910 had the printers’ proofs, which were several times sent to me to different addresses in China, but which dodged me repeatedly, come sooner to hand. EDWIN J. DINGLE HANKOW, HUPEH, CHINA. CONTENTS BOOK I. FROM THE STRAITS TO SHANGHAI—INTRODUCTORY FIRST JOURNEY CHAPTER I.

As we became accustomed then to the yellow darkness, we beheld about the landscape a spectral look, and the sepulchral sound of the moving thunder seemed the half-muffled clang of some great iron-tongued funeral bell. Then came the rain, introduced swiftly by the deafening clatter of another thunder crash that made one stagger like a ship in a wild sea, and we strained our eyes to gaze into a visionary chasm cleaved in twain by the furious lightning. Playing upon the face of the unruffled river, with a brilliancy at once awful and enchanting, this singular flitting and wavering of the heavenly electricity, as it flashed haphazardly around all things, threw about one an illumination quite indescribable.

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