KINDLE Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes
Despite the advice and concerns of his wife and the friend dragged along on his last travel book Stevenson decides to hike through rural FranceA couple days of hiking lead to the idea that he should buy a donkey to carry his baggage and verything will go smoothlyFunny and ntertaining as Stevenson who loves travel but is a complete amateur stumbles through his travels Gives us a look at the way the world was then as he trudges through small villages and visits a monasteryPlus you realize just hiking through the French countryside in an ra before cars cell phones Black Heart, Red Ruby electric lights orven
handy paperback travel books is uite an adventure The chapter where he and paperback travel books is uite an adventure The chapter where he and donkey get lost and try to reach their destination after dark is uite intense and a bit scary despite the fact that a mere couple miles separates the two places he s traveling between In the woods at night he might as well be lost in the jungleInteresting book but he has a tendency to write about places like veryone will know where he s talking about and it left me a bit lost in spots until he mentioned a place name I did recognize Small time in Florac Time to read again this book With Modestine the dunkey He crossed this poor and austere area from the north catholic G vaudan to the South Protestant Cevennes He delivers to us very fine observation on people and country Es 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 xperience before this trip and if I had New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood 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 toncourage 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 Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey even shed unashamed tears after he sold her at thend of his walk RLS mbraced very moment of his trip sleeping under the stars at times that was okay xcept 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 with the locals at the village inn He visited Le Pont de Montvert of bloody memory and why
Was The Memory Bloody It Was The the memory bloody It was the of a rebellion by French Protestants against the Catholics of the time this war was called the rebellion of the Camisards for the linen shirts the Protestants wore I don t remember uite so much detail about the religious history from the last time I read this book but it was uite a few
YEARS AGO AND MOST LIKELY I DID NOT PAY ago and most likely I did not pay attention to those sections I found them much interesting this time around specially since RLS seemed to feel that the people had learned to get along live together and respect ach other ven with their different religions Wouldn t it be nice if the whole world today could do the same I had this book on my shelves for one or two years 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 many differencies between Tho. 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 you will see the original copyright references library stamps as most of these works have been housed in ou.
Robert Louis Stevenson ì 8 free readReau 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 young and The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs enthousiastic man a tiny twelve days travel but after which definitively nothing willver be the same for StevensonWhy the title Travel with a Donkey in the Cevennes Because Modestine the female donkey is as important as Stevenson in this travel Stevenson like a school teacher would have done tells us about the C vennes which were the site of a Protestant rebellion around 1702 severely suppressed by Catholic French king Louis XIV The Protestant insurgents were known as the Camisards Stevenson was Protestant by upbringing and a non
by philosophy was well versed in the history and Moreno evokes scenes from the rebellion as he passes through the area of the rebellion during the final days of his trek He planned his trek knowsach day where he has to go and had calculated how many hours it should take him to reach a lake he would like to see before the night comes ButBut Modestine the donkey doesn t care about roads time or history Modestine is stubborn pretty fragile whimsical loving submissive curious about a thistle bunch a farmyard or a small conversation with a donkey crossed on the wayStevenson will be angry about her sometimes very bad and finally resigned because thanks to Modestine he ll understand that the important thing in his travel like in all travels wasn t to go somewhere but to walkA short book with beautiful thoughts about the Beauty of Monsieur Pain earth about how men can live togetherven if some are Catholics and some others are ProtestantsStevenson the scholar Protestant male aware of the time which passes and Modestine descendant frombeliever by philosophy
The Donkey Who Carried Thedonkey who carried the Blessed Virgin Mary a couple sometimes funny often sad because of the bad behaviour of Stevenson is to be readAnd like in a good lovestory Stevenson regrets his bad thoughts and facts towards Modestine and will understand he loved her once gone away 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 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 A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author expressions of gratitude dropped for them invery 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 years his senior had apparently failed Too depressed to write he decided to walk off his blues in some rugged country In the foothill town of Monastier he bought a donkey a diminutive mouse colored beast he named Modestine and in her reluctant company he strolled off into the high pastures of the C vennes The result of these adventures the aptly named Travels with a Donkey in the C vennes 1879 is a private love letter to the women who had left him and a public observance of nature s beauty all interlaced with a light history of politics and faith in the region Stevenson nearing thirty had already traveled considerably throughout Europe but a sustained overland journey on foot was something new to him He undertook this twelve day ramble to settle his heart and his thoughtsFor my part I travel not to go anywhere but to go I travel for travel s sake The great affair is to move to feel the needs and hitches of our life nearly to come down off this featherbed of civilisation and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints To hold a pack upon a pack saddle against a gale out of the freezing north is no high industry but it is one that serves to occupy and compose the mind He 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 you may freely copy and distribute this work as no ntity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the workAs a reproduction of a historical artifact.