The Englishwoman In America By Isabella Lucy Bird
























































































































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CHAPTER V.

First experiences of American freedom - The striped pig and Dusty Ben
 - A country mouse - What the cars are - Page 2
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CHAPTER V.

First experiences of American freedom - The "striped pig" and "Dusty Ben" - A country mouse - What the cars are like - Beauties of New England - The land of apples - A Mammoth hotel - The rusty inkstand exiled - Eloquent eyes - Alone in a crowd.

CHAPTER VI.

A suspected bill - A friend in need - All aboard for the Western cars - The wings of the wind - American politeness - A loquacious conductor - Three minutes for refreshments - A conversation on politics - A confession - The emigrant car - Beauties of the woods - A forest on fire - Dangers of the cars - The Queen City of the West.

CHAPTER VII.

The Queen City continued - Its beauties - Its inhabitants, human and equine - An American church - Where chairs and bedsteads come from - Pigs and pork - A peep into Kentucky - Popular opinions respecting slavery - The curse of America.

CHAPTER VIII.

The hickory stick - Chawing up ruins - A forest scene - A curious questioner - Hard and soft shells - Dangers of a ferry - The western prairies - Nocturnal detention - The Wild West and the Father of Rivers - Breakfast in a shed - What is an alligator? - Physiognomy, and its uses - The ladies' parlour - A Chicago hotel, its inmates and its horrors - A water-drinking people - The Prairie City - Progress of the West.

CHAPTER IX.

A vexatious incident - John Bull enraged - Woman's rights - Alligators become hosses - A popular host - Military display - A mirth-provoking gun - Grave reminiscences - Attractions of the fair - Past and present - A floating palace - Black companions - A black baby - Externals of Buffalo - The flag of England.

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