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Excerpt from Paradise of the Pacific: Sketches of Hawaiian Scenery and Life
I should like to tell you how I got into bed beneath the mosquito curtain, an immense bridal-veil sort of thing which effectually screens you, if (and there is much virtue in an if') you can get in without admitting the blood suckers. Unhappily, mosquitoes are like Sunday School children, very skilful at getting in to treats without a ticket, so in the darksomeness of the night, when the light is out and you are in, you may often hear the shrill blare which proclaims your enemy watchful at your pillow, and then - get him out if you can! Oh, sleep! Nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep,' in such dire case we may woo thee well and yet in vain.
But there is always some drawback everywhere, and after all, mosquitoes, I am told, rarely trouble you for more than a month, after which you become in their eyes a squeezed lemon, or a well drawn dry.
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bound: 192 pages
publisher: Forgotten Books (May 3, 2017)
isbn: 133158745X, 978-1331587453,
weight: 9.4 ounces (