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1 6 An Inland Voyage.
complished, was out of proportion with so much
display ; and when we desisted, after two appli-
cations of the fire, the sound egg was little more
than loo-warm ; and as for dJa papier, it was a
cold and sordid fricassee of printer's ink and
broken egg-shell. We made shift to roast the
other two, by putting them close to the burning
spirits ; and that with better success. And then
we uncorked the bottle of wine, and sat down in
a ditch with our canoe aprons over our knees. It
rained smartly. Discomfort, when it is honestly
uncomfortable and makes no nauseous preten-
sions to the contrary, is a vastly humorous
business ; and people well steeped and stupefied
in the open air, are in a good vein for laughter.
From this point of view, even egg dJa papier
offered by way of food, may pass muster as a
sort of accessory to the fun. But this manner
of jest, although it may be taken in good part,
does not invite repetition ; and from that time

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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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Travel
Canoes
Person / organisation: Crane, Walter, 1845-1915 [Illustrator]
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 [Author]
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 [Subject of text]
C. Kegan Paul & Co. [Publisher]
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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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