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Portugal: Peeps at Many Lands - Edith A. Browne



This geographical reader is set in the early 20th century and gives a romantic portrait of country and city life in Portugal before ancient customs and ways of life gave way to modernism. A short history of Portugal that emphasizes its contributions to exploration is given, but most of the book discusses the art, culture, legends, folktales, towns, ports, and customs of Portugal.

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A gossip at the fountain.
GOSSIP AT THE FOUNTAIN


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