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Rollo on the Rhine   By: (1803-1879)

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ROLLO ON THE RHINE,

by

JACOB ABBOTT.

Boston: Published By Taggard And Thompson M DCCC LXIV.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, 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: ROLANDSECK AND DRACHENFELS. See chap. 5]

[Illustration]

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 APPROACH TO COLOGNE, 13

II. THE UNFINISHED CATHEDRAL, 28

III. THE GALLERIES, 44

IV. TRAVELLING ON THE RHINE, 60

V. THE SIEBEN GEBIRGEN, 77

VI. ROLAND'S TOWER, 95

VII. ROLLO'S LIST, 107

VIII. A SABBATH ON THE RHINE, 117

IX. EHRENBREITSTEIN, 135

X. ROLLO'S LETTER, 141

XI. THE RAFT, 146

XII. DINNER, 168

XIII. BINGEN, 185

XIV. THE RUIN IN THE GARDEN, 194

XV. RHEINSTEIN, 202

CONCLUSION. 219

ENGRAVINGS.

PAGE

ROLANDSECK AND DRACHENFELS. FRONTISPIECE.

THE RIDE, 12

COLOGNE IN SIGHT, 19

THE BEGGAR, 31

MINNIE'S ROGUERY, 51

TOWING, 63

DONKEY RIDING, 75

THE STUDENTS, 114

THE NUN, 122

THE EMIGRANTS, 132

ROLLO ON THE RAFT, 163

DINNER ON THE RHINE, 173

MINNIE, 190

THE NIGHT JOURNEY, 218

[Illustration: RIDE. See chap. 15.]

ROLLO ON THE RHINE.

CHAPTER I.

THE APPROACH TO COLOGNE.

If a man were to be raised in a balloon high enough above the continent of Europe to survey the whole of it at one view, he would see the land gradually rising from the borders of the sea on every side, towards a portion near the centre, where he would behold a vast region of mountainous country, with torrents of water running down the slopes and through the valleys of it, while the summits were tipped with perpetual snow. The central part of this mass of mountains forms what is called Switzerland, the eastern part is the Tyrol, and the western Savoy. But though the men who live on these mountains have thus made three countries out of them, the whole region is in nature one. It constitutes one mighty mass of mountainous land, which is lifted up so high into the air that all the summits rise into the regions of intense and perpetual cold, and so condense continually, from the atmosphere, inexhaustible quantities of rain and snow... Continue reading book >>




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