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Roads and the elimination of distance make man more sociable, prolong his useful life; and with the experience thus acquired, his condition improves in every way. ” Physically, the Santiago of 1814 remained, ever so slightly retouched, exactly the same in 1825. Only to avoid annoying those santiagueños born in 1830 do I abstain from chronicling in detail how frightened we used to be on our fine Cañada promenade when some cow would escape from the filthy slaughterhouse of San Miguel and, with dogs and mounted cowboys in boisterous pursuit, would come crashing across the roadway in a fury, sweeping everything before it.
Our mining activities. — An ingenious and very useful pan or cradle used in California for washing dirt. — An attempted native uprising and its bloody failure. — How I drowned in the American River and resuscitated. 252 6 | Contents XVII XVIII XIX XX One of the partners goes to San Francisco. — The city of Sacramento. — I save Álvarez from being hanged. — Food poisoning in Sacramento. — Stockton. — San Francisco. — The ups and downs of business life in San Francisco. — A judge judged by a criminal.
Le Havre. — The Paris of yesteryear. — María Malibrán García. — A young son of Fernando VII. — The Duchesse de Berry. — Silvela’s school. — The mathematician Vallejo. — Don Andrés A. de Gorbea. — Don Leandro Fernández Moratín. — Don Silvestre Pinheiro 4 | Contents VI VII VIII IX X XI Ferreira, our civics teacher. — Romanticism. — Alexandre Dumas. — General San Martín in France. — General Morillo. — The conquest of Algeria. — The July Revolution. — More on the Duchesse de Berry. — The ridiculous finale to the Parisian visit of the Dey of Algiers.
Argentina by Erika Wittekind