Excerpt from Bermuda an Idyl of the Summer Islands Three feet of sw, the thermometer at zero, bitter March winds, and remembrances of the slow coming of the New England spring. To sit in the sun and be idle seemed best of all things. But where should we go? Now is your time to go to Europe, said our friends, one and all. The very accepted time. Nothing could be better. You are neither of you good for anything here (which was very complimentary); the voyage will set you up, and you will come home new creatures. Telegraph for state-rooms at once. Europe! The very thought was overpowering. What, then, would the fact be? Two of us lay awake all night to think of it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.