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Rollo in London   By: (1803-1879)

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ROLLO IN LONDON

BY

JACOB ABBOTT.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY TAGGARD AND THOMPSON

M DCCC LXIV.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1854, by

JACOB ABBOTT,

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

STEREOTYPED AT THE BOSTON STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY.

RIVERSIDE, CAMBRIDGE:

PRINTED BY H. O. HOUGHTON

[Illustration: LONDON BRIDGE.]

[Illustration: Rollo's Tour in Europe Taggard & Thompson. Publishers Boston.]

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

I. CITY AND TOWN, 13

II. LONDON BRIDGE, 20

III. THE RIVER, 45

IV. THE POLICEMAN, 55

V. LODGINGS, 66

VI. BREAKFAST, 74

VII. WESTMINSTER ABBEY, 80

VIII. CALCULATIONS, 98

IX. ST. PAUL'S, 107

X. THE DOME OF ST. PAUL'S, 126

XI. THE ARISTOCRACY, 142

XII. A MISFORTUNE, 159

XIII. PHILOSOPHY, 164

XIV. THE DOCKS, 173

XV. THE EMIGRANTS, 191

XVI. THE TUNNEL AND THE TOWER, 214

ENGRAVINGS.

LONDON BRIDGE, FRONTISPIECE.

THE PARK, 12

MAP OF LONDON, 15

THE FIRST RAGGED SCHOOL, 43

SHOOTING THE BRIDGE, 50

THE ARREST, 58

BREAKFAST, 78

GROUND PLAN OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY, 84

ST. PAUL'S, 119

THE WHISPERING GALLERY, 128

THE LOSS MADE GOOD, 171

SAVED, 176

PLEASANT WEATHER, 196

THE STORM, 198

THE WRECK, 201

SHOPPING IN THE TUNNEL, 220

[Illustration: THE PARK. (See Chap. XI.)]

ROLLO IN LONDON.

CHAPTER I.

CITY AND TOWN.

"Which London shall we visit first?" said Mr. George to Rollo.

"Why," rejoined Rollo, surprised, "are there two of them?"

"Yes," said Mr. George. "We may almost say there are two of them. Or, at any rate, there are two heads to the monster, though the immense mass forms but one body."

While Mr. George was saying these words Rollo had been standing on the step of the railway car and looking in at the window towards his uncle George, who was inside. Just at this time, however, the conversation was interrupted by the sound of the bell, denoting that the train was about to start... Continue reading book >>




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