The Viking's Skull

The Viking s Skull Excerpt from The Viking s Skull On one of the granitic peninsulas of Western Brittany stands the little town of Quilaix situated in a hollow facing the sea To the ordinary tourist the place presents

  • Title: The Viking's Skull
  • Author: John R. Carling
  • ISBN: 9781331673316
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from The Viking s Skull On one of the granitic peninsulas of Western Brittany stands the little town of Quilaix, situated in a hollow facing the sea To the ordinary tourist the place presents few features of interest beyond its ivy mantled church, whose doors bear the counterfeit presentment of fishes carved in oak which fact, when added to the name of the edificExcerpt from The Viking s Skull On one of the granitic peninsulas of Western Brittany stands the little town of Quilaix, situated in a hollow facing the sea To the ordinary tourist the place presents few features of interest beyond its ivy mantled church, whose doors bear the counterfeit presentment of fishes carved in oak which fact, when added to the name of the edifice La Chapelle des Pecheurs serves to indicate the general occupation of the inhabitants For the convenience of the fisher folk an L shaped stone pier has been raised in the sea The duty of watching over this structure, whose stability was often threatened by the fury of the Atlantic, pertained to Paul Marais, familiarly known as Old Pol, who, to his office of harbour master added likewise that of collector of the customs Paul Marais dwelt in the street called, perhaps by way of satire, La Grande His house was a quaint mixture of timber and stone, with dormer lattices set in the red tiles of the roof It leaned against its neighbour for support, with every doorway and window frame out of the perpendicular Yet it had stood firm during three centuries, and would probably continue to stand during as many .

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