More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter

More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter

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More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter

More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter

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The little châlet La Solitude, where my husband spent, as he has said, the happiest period of his life, was curiously out of keeping with its surroundings. A châlet was an incongruous object in Hyères, and it was made more conspicuous by its position, clinging to a low cliff almost at the entrance of the old town. From this cliff the ground rose with a gentle gradient until just outside our garden gate, where it became more rugged and steep, breaking out near the summit into rocky crags that were crowned with the ruins of an ancient Saracen castle.

Our tiny châlet was the result of a visit of the owner to the Paris Exposition of 1878. There, amidst Chinese pagodas, Turkish mosques, and the like in miniature, stood a model Swiss châlet that so fascinated our landlord that he bought it outright and had it removed to be again erected on his property in Hyères. It was like a doll's house,

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