Image from page 104 of “Harper’s New Monthly Magazine Volume 104 December 1901 to May 1902” (1902)
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Title: Harper’s New Monthly Magazine Volume 104 December 1901 to May 1902
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Contributing Library: Brigham Young University-Idaho, David O. McKay Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University-Idaho
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onder-ing what theyhad to do onearth. A fewstarved dogs,short of ear andtail, are dozingon the pave-ment, and a manin shoes is no-ticed by hisheavier footfall,the majority pa-cing along withghostly noiseless-ness. It is therattling, shabbyequipage, afterall, that is thespasmodic dis-turber of thisunique dream-world; it breaksin on the peaceof a whole neigh-borhood likestage – thunder,tears along anddisappears like acyclone, markingits track with thewrecks of brokensleep and shat-tered dreams.Presently an ele-gant turnout brings in sight a lady dressed in the latestParisian fashion, at the side of a gentle-man in faultless attire. This is varied bya beggar or two, whose pitiful appearancemore than his appeal moves you to lookfor your coppers. The eye lights on abasket filled with those Azorean orangesof which so much is heard; you pick outa few of the Hesperian apples; the boynames three hundred rets as the price,arid you drop the fruit in astonishment.At the hotel a stunning sensation
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A St. Michafi. Farmfr and his Wifk comes at the sound of the amount to bepaid for the accommodation. For two ina room, three thousand rets a day. Hea-vens! with a letter of credit of a shorttwo thousand, in the pocket, you startto compute how many hours you couldstand it in the Fortunate Islands be-fore landing in bankruptcy. The result isa revelation. Having fathomed the valueof the rei, you stand revealed to yourselfas a multi-millionaire. Two thousanddollars exceed three million re is. 88 HARPEKS MONTHLY MAGAZINE. The general impression made by theAzores is that a piece of the enchanted,slumbering Orient has by a miracle beentransplanted to be disenchanted in thisunclassic quarter of the world. At everyturn the Semitic type faces you in castsof countenances either Moorish or strong-ly Jewish. For once you behold Rome,Jerusalem, and Mecca kneeling in millen-nial harmony before the cross. How thiscame to pass need hardly be told. Spainand Portugal have too long intermingledwith the S
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