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G. K. Chesterton

The flying blast struck London just where it scales the northern heights, terrace above terrace, as precipitous as Edinburgh. It was round about this place that some poet, probably drunk, looked up astonished at all those streets gone skywards, and (thinking vaguely of glaciers and roped mountaineers) gave it the name of Swiss Cottage, which it has never been able to shake off. At some stage of those heights a terrace of tall gray houses, mostly empty and almost as desolate as the Grampians, curved round at the western end, so that the last building, a boarding establishment called "Beacon House," offered abruptly to the sunset its high, narrow and towering termination, like the prow of some deserted ship. (Summary by Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

The flying blast struck London just where it scales the northern heights, terrace above terrace, as precipitous as Edinburgh. It was round about this place that some poet, probably drunk, looked up astonished at all those streets gone skywards, and (thinking vaguely of glaciers and roped mountaineers) gave it the name of Swiss Cottage, which it has never been able to shake off. At some stage of those heights a terrace of tall gray houses, mostly empty and almost as desolate as the Grampians, curved round at the western end, so that the last building, a boarding establishment called "Beacon House," offered abruptly to the sunset its high, narrow and towering termination, like the prow of some deserted ship. (Summary by Gilbert Keith Chesterton)
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The flying blast struck London just where it scales the northern heights, terrace above terrace, as precipitous as Edinburgh. It was round about this place that some poet, probably drunk, looked up astonished at all those streets gone skywards, and (thinking vaguely of glaciers and roped mountaineers) gave it the name of Swiss Cottage, which it has never been able to shake off. At some stage of those heights a terrace of tall gray houses, mostly empty and almost as desolate as the Grampians, curved round at the western end, so that the last building, a boarding establishment called "Beacon House," offered abruptly to the sunset its high, narrow and towering termination, like the prow of some deserted ship. (Summary by Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 13m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:24