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Rollo in Paris   By: (1803-1879)

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ROLLO IN PARIS,

BY

JACOB ABBOTT.

BOSTON:

W. J. REYNOLDS AND COMPANY, No. 24 CORNHILL, 1854.

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. G. C. RAND BOOK AND WOOD CUT PRINTER.

[Illustration: Restaurant (Café) on the Boulevards. Page 223.]

[Illustration: ROLLO'S TOUR IN EUROPE.]

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.

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 ARRANGEMENTS, 11

II. CROSSING THE CHANNEL, 34

III. JOURNEY TO PARIS, 56

IV. THE GARDEN OF THE TUILERIES, 80

V. THE ELYSIAN FIELDS, 100

VI. A GREAT MISTAKE, 122

VII. CARLOS, 143

VIII. THE GARDEN OF PLANTS, 162

IX. AN EXCURSION, 183

X. ROLLO'S NARRATIVE, 202

XI. CONCLUSION, 222

ENGRAVINGS.

FRONTISPIECE. PAGE

THE DINNER AT NEW HAVEN, 32

ENTERING DIEPPE, 49

THE ARRIVAL, 77

THE OBELISK, 105

THE HIPPODROME, 140

THE RESTAURANT, 179

SINGING IN THE OPEN AIR, 197

PERFORMANCE ON THE BOULEVARDS, 219

ROLLO IN PARIS.

CHAPTER I.

THE ARRANGEMENTS.

Gentlemen and ladies at the hotels, in London, generally dine about six or seven o'clock, each party or family by themselves, in their own private parlor. One evening, about eight o'clock, just after the waiter had removed the cloth from the table where Rollo's father and mother, with Rollo himself and his cousin Jennie, had been dining, and left the table clear, Mr. Holiday rose, and walked slowly and feebly for he was quite out of health, though much better than he had been towards a secretary which stood at the side of the room.

"Now," said he, "we will get out the map and the railway guide, and see about the ways of getting to France."

Rollo and Jennie were at this time at the window, looking at the vehicles which were passing by along the Strand. The Strand is a street of London, and one of the most lively and crowded of them all. As soon as Rollo heard his father say that he was going to get the map and the railway guide, he said to Jane,

"Let's go and see."

So they both went to the table, and there, kneeling up upon two cushioned chairs which they brought forward for the purpose, they leaned over upon the table where their father was spreading out the map, and thus established themselves very comfortably as spectators of the proceedings.

"Children," said Mr. Holiday, "do you come here to listen, or to talk?"

"To listen," said Rollo... Continue reading book >>




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