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Excerpt from Underground, or Life Below the Surface: Incidents and Accidents Beyond the Light of Day; Startling Adventures in All Parts of the World; Mines and the Mode of Working Them; Under-Currents of Society; Gambling and Its Horrors; Caverns and Their Mysteries; The Dark Ways of Wickedness The chief intent of this work is the plain, sufficient, and enter taining description of the marvelous lives not only of miners, but of all whose lot or choice it is to delve and dare underground. That its object is secured, the author is �atteringly assured by acknowledged critics, - travelers and book-men themselves, like the writer, most of them. The narratives of the book are not merely dry relations of scientific facts freighted with unnecessary technical terms, as might possibly be suspected from a cursory glance at the list of the topics treated, but statements of most important and curious deeds, and descriptions of hidden localities and lives, inter spersed with lively anecdote and incidents With souls in them, it is believed, and the greater part herein for the first time given to the public. The table of contents Wlll suffice to show how wide and varied has been the author's scope of observation and comment, covering all the most important parts of the globe. 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 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.
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