Far Away And Long Ago A History Of My Early Life By W. H. Hudson








































































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When Is A Lie Not A Lie?

- The _carancho_, a vulture-eagle - Our pair of _caranchos_ - Their nest in a peach tree - I am ambitious to take their eggs - The birds' crimes - I am driven off by the birds - The nest pulled down

CHAPTER VII MY FIRST VISIT TO BUENOS AYRES

Happiest time - First visit to the capital - Old and New Buenos Ayres - Vivid impressions - Solitary walk - How I learnt to go alone - Lost - The house we stayed at and the sea-like river - Rough and narrow streets - Rows of posts - Carts and noise - A great church festival - Young men in black and scarlet - River scenes - Washerwomen and their language - Their word-fights with young fashionables - Night watchmen - A young gentleman's pastime - A fishing dog - A fine gentleman seen stoning little birds - A glimpse of Don Eusebio, the Dictator's fool

CHAPTER VIII THE TYRANT'S FALL AND WHAT FOLLOWED

The portraits in our drawing-room - The Dictator Rosas who was like an Englishman - The strange face of his wife, Encarnacion - The traitor Urquiza - The Minister of War, his peacocks and his son - Home again from the city - The war deprives us of our playmate - Natalia, our shepherd's wife - Her son, Medardo - The Alcalde, our grand old man - Battle of Monte Caseros - The defeated army - Demands for fresh horses - In peril - My father's shining defects - His pleasure in a thunderstorm - A childlike trust in his fellow-men - Soldiers turn upon their officer - A refugee given up and murdered - Our Alcalde again - On cutting throats - Ferocity and cynicism - Native blood-lust and its effects on a boy's mind - Feeling about Rosas - A bird poem or tale - Vain search for lost poem and story of its authorship - The Dictator's daughter - Time, the old god

CHAPTER IX OUR NEIGHBOURS AT THE POPLARS

Homes on the great green plain - Making the acquaintance of our neighbours - The attraction of birds - Los Alamos and the old lady of the house - Her treatment of St. Anthony - The strange Barboza family - The man of blood - Great fighters - Barboza as a singer - A great quarrel but no fight - A cattle-marking - Dona Lucia del Ombu - A feast - Barboza sings and is insulted by El Rengo - Refuses to fight - The two kinds of fighters - A poor little angel on horseback - My feeling for Anjelita - Boys unable to express sympathy - A quarrel with a friend - Enduring image of a little girl

CHAPTER X OUR NEAREST ENGLISH NEIGHBOUR

Casa Antigua, our nearest English neighbour's house - Old Lombardy poplars - Cardoon thistle or wild artichoke - Mr. Royd, an English sheep-farmer - Making sheep's-milk cheeses under difficulties - Mr. Hoyd's native wife - The negro servants - The two daughters:

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