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Romantic Spain A Record of Personal Experiences (Vol. II)   By: (1839-1905)

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ROMANTIC SPAIN:

A RECORD OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCES.

ROMANTIC SPAIN:

A Record of Personal Experiences.

BY

JOHN AUGUSTUS O'SHEA,

AUTHOR OF

"LEAVES FROM THE LIFE OF A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT," "AN IRON BOUND CITY," ETC.

"Oh, lovely Spain! renowned, romantic land!" CHILDE HAROLD.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON: WARD AND DOWNEY, 12, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN, W.C. 1887. [ All Rights Reserved. ]

CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

CHAPTER I.

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A Tidy City A Sacred Corpse Remarkable Features of Puerto A Calesa Lady Blanche's Castle A Typical English Engineer British Enterprise "Success to the Cadiz Waterworks!" Visit to a Bodega Wine and Women The Coming Man A Strike 1 18

CHAPTER II.

The Charms of Cadiz Seville by the Sea Cervantes Daughters of Eve The Ladies who Prayed and the Women who Didn't Fasting Monks Notice to Quit on the Nuns The Rival Processions Gutting a Church A Disorganized Garrison Taking it Easy The Mysterious "Mr. Crabapple" The Steamer Murillo An Unsentimental Navvy Bandaged Justice Tricky Ship Owning Painting Black White 19 41

CHAPTER III.

Expansion of Carlism A Pseudo Democracy Historic Land and Water Marks An Impudent Stowaway Spanish Respect for Providence A Fatal Signal Playing with Fire Across the Bay Farewell to Andalusia British Spain 42 50

CHAPTER IV.

Gabriel Tar A Hard Nut to Crack In the Cemetery An Old Tipperary Soldier Marks of the Broad Arrow The "Scorpions" The Jaunting Cars Amusements on the Rock Mrs. Damages' Complaint The Bay, the Alameda, and Tarifa How to Learn Spanish Types of the British Officer The Wily Ben Solomon A Word for the Subaltern Sunset Gun The Sameness of Sutlersville 51 75

CHAPTER V.

From Pillar to Pillar Historic Souvenirs Off to Africa The Sweetly Pretty Albert Gibraltar by Moonlight The Chain Gang Across the Strait A Difficult Landing Albert is Hurt "Fat Mahomet" The Calendar of the Centuries Put Back Tangier: the People, the Streets, the Bazaar Our Hotel A Coloured Gentleman Seeing the Sights Local Memoranda Jewish Disabilities Peep at a Photographic Album The Writer's Notions on Harem Life 76 102

CHAPTER VI.

A Pattern Despotism Some Moorish Peculiarities A Hell upon Earth Fighting for Bread An Air Bath Surprises of Tangier On Slavery The Writer's Idea of a Moorish Squire The Ladder of Knowledge Gulping Forbidden Liquor Division of Time Singular Customs The Shereef of Wazan The Christian who Captivated the Moor The Interview Moslem Patronage of Spain A Slap for England A Vision of Beauty An English Desdemona: Her Plaint One for the Newspaper Men The Ladies' Battle Farewell The English Lady's Maid Albert is Indisposed The Writer Sums up on Morocco 103 135

CHAPTER VII.

Back to Gibraltar The Parting with Albert The Tongue of Scandal Voyage to Malaga "No Police, no Anything" Federalism Triumphant Madrid in Statu Quo Orense Progress of the Royalists On the Road Home In the Insurgent Country Stopped by the Carlists An Angry Passenger is Silenced 136 151

CHAPTER VIII.

On the Wing Ordered to the Carlist Headquarters Another Petit Paris Carlists from Cork How Leader was Wounded Beating up for an Anglo Irish Legion Pontifical Zouaves A Bad Lot Oddities of Carlism Santa Cruz Again Running a Cargo On Board a Carlist Privateer A Descendant of Kings "Oh, for an Armstrong Twenty Four Pounder!" Crossing the Border A Remarkable Guide Mountain Scenery In Navarre Challenged at Vera Our Billet with the Parish Priest The Sad Story of an Irish Volunteer Dialogue with Don Carlos The Happy Valley Bugle Blasts The Writer in a Quandary The Fifth Battalion of Navarre The Distribution of Arms The Bleeding Heart Enthusiasm of the Chicos 152 187

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