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Rollo in Switzerland   By: (1803-1879)

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ROLLO IN SWITZERLAND,

BY

JACOB ABBOTT.

NEW YORK: SHELDON & CO., 667 BROADWAY, and 214 & 216 MERCER ST., Grand Central Hotel. 1873.

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: ROLLO'S 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. ROLLO IN GENEVA. ROLLO IN HOLLAND.

[Illustration: MONT BLANC.]

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. GETTING A PASSPORT, 11

II. CROSSING THE FRONTIER, 31

III. BASLE, 49

IV. THE DILIGENCE, 60

V. RIDE TO BERNE, 72

VI. THE VALLEY OF THE AAR, 85

VII. INTERLACHEN, 101

VIII. LAUTERBRUNNEN, 118

IX. THE WENGERN ALP, 136

X. GOING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN, 168

XI. GLACIERS, 181

XII. ROLLO A COURIER, 196

XIII. CONCLUSION, 220

ENGRAVINGS.

MONT BLANC, (FRONTISPIECE.) PAGE

THE COTTAGE, 10

THE PREFECTURE OF POLICE, 25

IN THE CAB, 40

THE DILIGENCE AT THE OFFICE, 77

THE DILIGENCE ON THE ROAD, 81

THE LAKE SHORE, 97

VICINITY OF INTERLACHEN, 100

THE MOUNTAIN GIRL, 147

THE FALL, 173

THE CREVASSE, 182

THE NARROW PATH, 189

ASCENT OF MONT BLANC, 193

[Illustration: THE COTTAGE. See page 81 ]

ROLLO IN SWITZERLAND.

CHAPTER I.

GETTING A PASSPORT.

The last day that Rollo spent in Paris, before he set out on his journey into Switzerland, he had an opportunity to acquire, by actual experience, some knowledge of the nature of the passport system.

Before commencing the narrative of the adventures which he met with, it is necessary to premise that no person can travel among the different states and kingdoms on the continent of Europe without what is called a passport. The idea which prevails among all the governments of the continent is, that the people of each country are the subjects of the sovereign reigning there, and in some sense belong to him. They cannot leave their country without the written permission of the government, nor can they enter any other one without showing this permission and having it approved and stamped by the proper officers of the country to which they wish to go... Continue reading book >>




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