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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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sure. Our sport was not good; and
therefore we exchanged our entertainment on the
water for a good dinner with our hospitable
host.

In the afternoon, with many expressions
of thanks, we took our leave, and continued
our journey. We did not halt till we came
to Gefle, near one hundred miles distant
from Igsund. By disappointments in
procuring horses, and other impediments, we
did not arrive there till the next morning
at ten o’clock. After so long and fatiguing
a journey, you may imagine, we were
greatly in want of rest. Therefore, after
taking some refreshment, we retired to bed,
and slept till four in the afternoon; then
dined, and set forwards again a little before
one in the morning.

We arrived at Faulund, a town in the
province of Dalarna, remarkable for a
great copper-mine, about nine o’clock at
night, after having been confined to our
carriage about twenty-eight hours without
any sort of provision whatever, and
encountering our usual difficulties with respect to
post-horses. The indolence and unconcern
of the inhabitants and people of this place

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