(Leggi) [Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes]
Racter descriptions and general love of and tolerance of humanity in all its forms and I am working my way through his oeuvre Actually his non fiction is often interesting and revealing than his fiction though I do love Kidnapped I had this book on my shelves for one or two ears Few days ago after finishing Walden by Thoreau I picked it up just because it was small And what an interesting reading after Walden Two men living for a certain time in the nature There are similar ways of living their adventures similar thoughts about nature food Men #SOCIETY AND PHILOSOPHY BUT ALSO SO #and philosophy But also so differencies between Thoreau and Stevenson And Stevenson is much my kindFirst he seems from the first pages totally franck he tells us about his troubles his mistakes his faults as well as his joys and the pleasure he takes for this travel as a oung and enthousiastic man a tiny twelve d This little book shares the adventures of Robert Louis Stevenson and his donkey Modestine during their journey through the Cevennes region of France RLS had no donkey driving experience before this trip and if I had endured his terrible first days in person I would have run screaming into the forest never to return But he persevered and with the kindly help of a local peasant who made him a goad to encourage dear Modestine in her forward motion the rest of the trip was not nearly so horrific for any of usI got mad at RLS once when after a few days of being out on the road unloading and loading Modestine a peasant points out to him the sores between her legs and under her tail Sores which the peasant said came from being overloaded Now I understand a rookie donkey driver not comprehending things like balancing a load properly but how can anyone not notice gallsores when they are tying straps and supposedly caring for the poor beast in their down time But RLS definitely made up for that when he admitted to feeding Modestine her bread by hand and he picked a lot of chestnut leaves for her one night and even shed unashamed tears after he sold her at the end of his walk RLS embraced every moment of his trip sleeping under the stars at times that was okay except for when he stayed under some chestnut trees one night and later learned that the Noises He Heard Had Been Rats And Other Times Mixing he heard had been rats and other times mixing the locals at the village inn He visited Le Pont de Montvert of bloody memory and why was the memory bloody It was the center of a rebellion by French Protestants against the Catholics. R most important libraries around the world and other notations in the workThis work is in the public domain in the United States of America and possibly other nations Within the United States ou may freely copy and distribute this work as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the workAs a reproduction of a historical artifact.
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s Robert Louis Stevenson travels with a donkey through the Cevennes he reflects on the suppression of Protestantism in the region at the end of the seventeenth century The book would have been a nicer read if he had been pleasant to the donkey but alas he believed in applying the stick rather than in offering the carrot just as much as Louis XIV did to the Huguenots Every book is in an intimate sense a circular letter to the friends of him who writes it They alone take his meaning they find private messages assurances of love and expressions of gratitude dropped for them in every corner The public is but a generous patron who defrays the postageIn the summer of 1878 Robert Louis Stevenson turned his back on Paris and headed south His love affair with an American woman several The Summer I Wasn't Me
years his senior had apparently failed Too depressed to write he decided to walk off his blues in some rugged cou 25 I think I decided this was a must read because I so love Christopher Rush s recreation of the travels in To Travel Hopefully The problem with the original is that there doesn t seem to be any particular reason for walking 120 miles in 12 days with a donkey as one s pack animal and traveling companion I hav Robert Louis Stevenson s account of his 12 day hike through the C vennes mountains in Southern France accompanied only by his determined and sometimes stubborn donkey Modestine Robert Louis Stevenson writes here of his 12 day 120 mile hike in the C vennes an area located at the south eastern edge of the Massif Central region of central southern France He was twenty seven and theear was 1878 His sole companion was a jenny a female donkey called Modestine It was she that carried his large clumsy homemade sleeping sack Donkeys will be donkeys We say they are stubborn but what they really have is simply a strong self preservation instinct They will have their own idea of the proper route to be taken They do not move fast unless they want to often moving slower than a human s walking pace They must be reprimanded goaded or at least this is what Stevenson and those around him were saying Does Stevenson feel guilt for his behavior toward Modestine A little but never does he alter his behavior At the view spoilerend he does shed a tear at their parting hide spoiler Since I love hiking spoilerend he does shed a tear at their parting hide spoiler Since I love hiking under the stars France and RLS this book was for me I ve even hiked with a burro as pack animal so I feel Mr Stevenson s pain that regard I love RLS s lucid cha. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains as true to the original work as possible Therefore ou will see the original copyright references library stamps as most of these works have been housed in ou.
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