The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated e

  • Title: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Author: Anonymous
  • ISBN: 9781230414669
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback
  • This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated 1902 edition Excerpt CHAPTER XXX The Baron arrives in England the Colossus of Rhodes comes to congratulate him Great rejoicings on the Baron s return, and a tremendouThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated 1902 edition Excerpt CHAPTER XXX The Baron arrives in England the Colossus of Rhodes comes to congratulate him Great rejoicings on the Baron s return, and a tremendous concert The Baron s discourse with Fragrantia, and her opinion of the Tour to the Hebrides Having arrived in England once the greatest rejoicings were made for my return the whole city seemed one general blaze of illumination, and the Colossus of Rhodes, hearing of my astonishing feats, came on purpose to England to congratulate me on such unparalleled achievements But above all other rejoicings on my return, the musical oratorio and song of triumph were magnificent in the extreme Gog and Magog were ordered to take the maiden tower of Windsor, and make a tambourine or great drum of it For this purpose they extended an elephant s hide, tanned and prepared for the design, across the summit of the tower, from parapet to parapet, so that in proportion this extended elephant s hide was to the whole of the castle what the parchment is to a drum, in such a manner that the whole became one great instrument of war To correspond with this, Colossus took Guildhall and Westminster Abbey, and turning the foundations towards the heavens, so that the roofs of the edifices were upon the ground, he strung them across with brass and steel wire from side to side, and thus, when strung, they had the appearance of most noble dulcimers He then took the great dome of St Paul s, raising it off the earth with as much facility as you would a decanter of claret And when once risen up it had the appearance of a quart bottle Colossus instantly, with his teeth, cracked off the superior part of the cupola, and then applying his lips to the instrument, began to sound it like a trumpet Twas martial,

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