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Down in a Mine: Or Buried Alive (Classic Reprint)

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Down in a Mine: Or Buried Alive (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Down in a Mine: Or Buried AliveIf you were to travel through this country on any working day in the week, you would see thick smoke rising from black-looking fur naces, and spreading above and around, so as to darken the sky; but not many people would be visible, and those whom you might meet would have a strange, blackened look about them. You would probably pass clus ters of black-looking ruins, which were once cottages of working men, but which have would probably pass clus ters of black-looking ruins, which were once cottages of working men, but which have been deserted long ago; and you might well wonder at the desolate appearance of every thing around you.If you were to travel through this country by night, you would be startled, perhaps, by seeing large, blazing fires in every direction, appearing to rise out of the ground in huge flames. And either by night or by day, the young traveler would very naturally be glad to get away as soon as possible from so dreary a scene.But, though every thing looks so black and dismal, the part of England I have described is very important to the whole country, and the people who live in it are useful and indus trions, and, let us h0pe, contented and happy also; though, in some respects, it is a strange life that they lead: but I shall speak of this in another chapter.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology 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. read more