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On the Willebroek Canal. 19
an infinity of little crystal fountains. There
were no beds to be had in the neighbourhood.
Nothing for it but to lay the sails aside and
address ourselves to steady paddling in the rain.
Beautiful country houses, with clocks and
long lines of shuttered windows, and fine old
trees standing in groves and avenues, gave
a rich and sombre aspect in the rain and the
deepening dusk to the shores of the canal.
I seem to have seen something of the same
effect in engravings : opulent landscapes, de-
serted and overhung with the passage of storm.
And throughout we had the escort of a hooded
cart, which trotted shabbily along the tow-path,
and kept at an almost uniform distance in our

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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]
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 [Subject of text]
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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Person / organisation: Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 [Author]
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