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Incidents of Travel in the Yucatan

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1848


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238 INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL.

me to live in such a country. The hacienda was in an unusually pretty situation. Opposite was a long line of hills; the sun was setting, and it was precisely the hour and the scene for a country ram- ble ; but the owner of thousands of acres could nev- er diverge from the beaten path without bringing these pests upon him.

I returned to the house, where the major domo kindly provided me with warm water for a bath, which cooled the fever of my blood. At night, for the first time in the country, we had at one end of the room the hammocks of the women, but this was not so bad as ants or garrapatas.




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