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American Adventures

American Adventures by Julian Street
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AMERICAN ADVENTURES, A SECOND TRIP ABROAD AT HOME
BY JULIAN STREET
CHAPTER I
Had my companion and I never crossed the continent together, had we never gone abroad at home, I might have curbed my impatience at the beginning of our second voyage. But from the time we returned from our first journey, after having spent some months in trying, as some one put it, to discover America, I felt the gnawings of excited appetite. The vast sweep of the country continually suggested to me some great delectable repast: a banquet spread for a hundred million guests; and having discovered myself unable, in the time first allotted, to devour more than part of it--a strip across the table, as it were, stretching from New York on one side to San Francisco on the other--I have hungered impatiently for more. Indeed, to be quite honest, I should like to try to eat it all.

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[Illustration: Charleston is the last stronghold of a unified American upper class; the last remaining American city in which Madeira and Port and noblesse oblige are fully and widely understood, and are employed according to the best traditions]

AMERICAN ADVENTURES

A SECOND TRIP "ABROAD AT HOME" BY

JULIAN STREET

WITH PICTORIAL SIDELIGHTS BY WALLACE MORGAN

NEW YORK THE CENTURY CO. 1917

Copyright, 1917, by THE CENTURY CO.

Copyright, 1916, 1917, by P.F. COLLIER & SON, INC.

Published, November, 1917

TO MY AUNT AND SECOND MOTHER

JULIA ROSS LOW

FOREWORD

Though much has been written of the South, it seems to me that this part of our country is less understood than any other part. Certainly the South, itself, feels that this is true. Its relationship to the North makes me think of nothing so much as that of a pretty, sensitive wife, to a big, strong, amiable, if somewhat thick skinned husband. These two had one great quarrel which nearly resulted in divorce. He thought her headstrong; she thought him overbearing... Continue reading book >>


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