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4 An Inland Voyage,
deserts him in the hour of need. But we are all
for tootling on the sentimental flute in literature ;
and not a man among us will go to the head of
the march to sound the heady drums.
It was agreeable upon the river. A barge or
two went past laden with hay. Reeds and
willows bordered the stream ; and cattle and
gray venerable horses came and hung their mild
heads over the embankment. Here and there
was a pleasant village among trees, with a noisy
shipping yard ; here and there a villa in a lawn.
The wind served us well up the Scheldt and
thereafter up the Rupel\ and we were running
pretty free when we began to sight the brick-
yards of Boom, lying for a long way on the
right bank of the river. The left bank was stili
green and pastoral, with alleys of trees along
the embankment, and here and there a flight of
steps to serve a ferry, where perhaps there sat a
woman with her elbows on her knees, or an old

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London, 1878 - Inland voyage
DescriptionBy Robert Louis Stevenson. An account of the author's canoe trip from Antwerp in Belgium to Pontoise in France. With frontispiece by Walter Crane. (London: C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1878.)
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Form / genre: Written and printed matter > Books
Dates / events: 1878 [Date published]
Places: Europe > Belgium > Flanders > Antwerpen province > Antwerp (inhabited place) [Place in text]
Europe > France > Île-de-France > Val-d'Oise > Cergy-Pontois (inhabited place) [Place in text]
Europe > United Kingdom > England > Greater London > London (inhabited place) [Place published]
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Person / organisation: Crane, Walter, 1845-1915 [Illustrator]
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 [Author]
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C. Kegan Paul & Co. [Publisher]
Early editions of Robert Louis Stevenson
DescriptionFull text versions of early editions of works by Robert Louis Stevenson. Includes 'Kidnapped', 'The Master of Ballantrae' and other well-known novels, as well as 'Prince Otto', 'Dynamiter' and 'St Ives'. Also early British and American book editions, serialisations of novels in newspapers and literary magazines, and essays by Stevenson.
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