To Mexico with Scott : Letters of Captain E. Kirby Smith to His Wife (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from To Mexico With Scott: Letters of Captain E. Kirby Smith to His Wife The primitive ways of the native Mexicans, not greatly changed even at this day, sometimes resulted in merely amusing scenes; as, for instance, when the Fifth Infantry camped along the Rio Grande opposite the town of Matamoros° In the afternoon the habits of these people were curiously displayed. Young women came down to the river Side, disrobed without any hesitation, and plunged into the stream, regard less of the numerous spectators on either bank. Some of our young officers were in the water opposite them and soon swam towards them. The Mexican guards were not, however, disposed to let them come much nearer than the middle of the river, so they returned after kissing their hands to the tawny damsels, which was laughingly returned. Nausica'a and her maidens, all but the color of their skins! About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- Ephraim Kirby Smith
- Paperback | 234 pages
- 152 x 229 x 12mm | 318g
- Publication date
- 21 Apr 2018
- Forgotten Books
- Illustrations note
- 2 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white