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Rollo in Geneva   By: (1803-1879)

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ROLLO IN GENEVA,

BY

JACOB ABBOTT.

NEW YORK: SHELDON & COMPANY, PUBLISHERS, 498 & 500 BROADWAY. 1867.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858,

by JACOB ABBOTT,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

[Illustration: THE CASTLE OF CHILLON.]

[Illustration: ROLLO'S TOUR IN EUROPE. SHELDON & CO., PUBLISHERS, N. Y.]

ROLLO'S TOUR IN EUROPE.

ORDER OF THE VOLUMES.

ROLLO ON THE ATLANTIC. ROLLO IN PARIS. ROLLO IN SWITZERLAND. ROLLO IN LONDON. ROLLO ON THE RHINE. ROLLO IN SCOTLAND. ROLLO IN GENEVA. ROLLO IN HOLLAND. ROLLO IN NAPLES. ROLLO IN ROME.

PRINCIPAL PERSONS OF THE STORY.

ROLLO; twelve years of age. MR. and MRS. HOLIDAY; Rollo's father and mother, travelling in Europe. THANNY; Rollo's younger brother. JANE; Rollo's cousin, adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Holiday. MR. GEORGE; a young gentleman, Rollo's uncle.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE FAME OF GENEVA, 11

II. PLANNING, 24

III. THE RIDE TO GENEVA, 35

IV. THE TOWN, 55

V. THE HOTEL, 64

VI. A RIDE IN THE ENVIRONS, 71

VII. THE JUNCTION OF THE ARVE, 93

VIII. SEEING MONT BLANC GO OUT, 108

IX. A LAW QUESTION, 122

X. AN EXCURSION ON THE LAKE, 134

XI. VILLENEUVE, 148

XII. THE CASTLE OF CHILLON, 155

XIII. PLAN FORMED, 171

XIV. WALK TO AIGLE, 179

XV. THE JEWELRY, 197

XVI. A FORTUNATE ACCIDENT, 209

ENGRAVINGS.

PAGE

THE CASTLE OF CHILLON, (Frontispiece.)

THE GREAT NET, 30

GOING THROUGH THE VILLAGE, 46

VIEW OF GENEVA, 58

THE WATER WHEEL, 100

FISHING, 104

GOING TO TAKE A SAIL, 132

THE DUNGEONS OF CHILLON, 161

THE BASKET RIDE, 185

SHOPPING AT GENEVA, 203

ROLLO IN GENEVA.

CHAPTER I.

THE FAME OF GENEVA.

Geneva is one of the most remarkable and most celebrated cities in Europe. It derives its celebrity, however, not so much from its size, or from the magnificence of its edifices, as from the peculiar beauty of its situation, and from the circumstances of its history.

Geneva is situated upon the confines of France, Switzerland, and Sardinia, at the outlet of the Lake of Geneva, which is perhaps the most beautiful, and certainly the most celebrated, lake in Switzerland. It is shaped like a crescent, that is, like the new moon, or rather like the moon after it is about four or five days old. The lower end of the lake that is, the end where Geneva is situated lies in a comparatively open country, though vast ranges of lofty mountains, some of them covered with perpetual snow, are to be seen in the distance all around. All the country near, however, at this end of the lake, is gently undulating, and it is extremely fertile and beautiful... Continue reading book >>




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