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Anhuerp to Boom, 5
gentleman with a staff and silver spectacles.
But Boom and its brickyards grew smokier and
shabbier with every minute; until a great
church with a clock, and a wooden bridge over
the river, indicated the central quarters of the
Boom is not a nice place, and is only remark-
able for one thing : that the majority of the
inhabitants have a private opinion that they can
speak English, which is not justified by fact.
This gave a kind of haziness to our intercourse.
As for the Hotel de la Navigation, I think it is
the worst feature of the place. It boasts of a
sanded parlour, with a bar at one end, looking
on the street ; and another sanded parlour,
darker and colder, with an empty birdcage and
a tricolour subscription box by way of sole adorn-
ment, where we made shift to dine in the company
of three uncommunicative engineer apprentices
and a silent bagman. The food, as usual i>i

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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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