A Journey on a Plank from Kiev to Eaux-Bonnes; 1859. in 2 Vol

 
9781235725821: A Journey on a Plank from Kiev to Eaux-Bonnes; 1859. in 2 Vol

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. News of Prince Koudacheff--Visit from Princess Katherine--The Armistice and Peace--A Quiet Day--Expenditure--A Visit from Mine. P German Education--German Character--National Names--Recollections of 1857--My Party Lost--Miss Midler in 1857--Miss Miiller's visit--Russia--Conversation--Gradations remarkable from East to West--Stoves--Services at the Chapel Royal--Thoughts--Godfrey's stay at Tharand. Jult 3.--It is pleasant to find one's interests cared for even by those to whom one has never even spoken of them. Poor Grundmann came in this morning, full of glee, to tell me that there was a gentleman in our hotel of the same name as my Prince Koudacheflf. Could it be PRINCE KOUDACHEFF. 217 one of mine? I enquired if the Princess were with him; and, on hearing that she was, and that his name was Alexis, I wrote to ask if I might visit her. She immediately sent me word she would come to me; and accordingly did so. For a little while I felt as if all objects of interest and regard were not swept away--as if I too might one day be again at Matrusoff, once more see Viska, or find myself in Kiev, able to walk about. All the dear familiar names that she mentioned took me back to those happy days; and when her kind visit was over, I felt doubly what dreams all these hopes were. But I wrote letters to console myself--letters to those so dearly beloved; and sent to my favourite little Olga the trifle that she wished to possess of mine, and which I had forgotten to leave with her. Godfrey brought us the news of the singular Armistice and Peace. How I longed to 218 THE ARMISTICE. hear Prince Koudacheff speak of them; for I was sure that we should agree in mistrusting them, and be more than ever inclined to "wait and see" the results of so sudden and irregu...

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