This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII HITHER AND YON IN THE HAITIAN BUSH OF many journeys about Haiti, usually by automobile and in the company of ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII HITHER AND YON IN THE HAITIAN BUSH OF many journeys about Haiti, usually by automobile and in the company of gendarme officers, the first was to the cacoinfested district of Las Cahobas. A marine doctor bound on an inspection trip there had a seat left after his assistant and a native gendarme had been accommodated. Among the four of us there were as many revolvers and three rifles, all ready for instant action. One can, of course, hire private cars for a tour of Haiti, but quite aside from the decided expense, a Haitian chauffeur under military orders is much to be preferred to one who is subject to his own whims; moreover, there is much more to be seen and heard in gendarme company, and, lastly, if one chances to " pop off " a caco, there is not even the trouble of explaining, for one's companions will do that in their laconic report to headquarters. There are few roads in the West Indies as crowded as that broad new highway across the plain which is a continuation of the wide main street of Port au Prince. By it all traffic from the north and west enters the capital. The overwhelming majority of travelers are marketwomen, most of them barefooted and afoot, but a large number are seated sidewise on their donkeys or small mules, balancing on their toes the slippers, which are never known to fall off under any provocation. Pedestrians carry their invariably heavy and cumbersome loads on their heads, the haughtier class in crude saddle-bags, and the sight of this river of jogging humanity, often completely filling the broad highway as far as it can be seen in the heat-hazy distance, is one of which we never tired as often as we rode out through it. At the time of the outbreak against the French the population roughly was made...
VG/VG+ No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Undated title page. Bound in green cloth covers with black decoration and black letters. 486 pages. Illustrated by photos. Light wear to some extremities. Bookplate inside front cover. Otherwise a tight, complete, clean copy with clean internal text.
Illustrated by Harry A. Franck. Very Good; Green cloth hardcover with black and white decoration and black titles; spine sunned; clean pages; tight binding; photographs. The American, British and French West Indies.; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 486 pages.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. 8 1/2 h x 5 1/2w. A real nice clean unmarked 486 page hardcover. Has a few pages of black & white photos scattered throughout. Book is nice with just a little wear. Dust jacket is well worn with chips and tears. Still not to bad. See scan. From dust jacket flap: Here are the West Indies. Mr Franck has been vagabonding through the West Indies, seeing and feeling and recording the islands in his own extraordinary way. He getas a new people on paper with unerring, unsentimental fidelity and with a vigor, vitality and vividness that is amazing.
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