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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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before our arrival at the several stages, so
that from six on Friday morning the 21st
we travelled till Saturday morning without
food or sleep, except a very small portion
(accidentally met with) of hard salt
Swedish beef. Delicious morsel! and of great
relief after so long a fast. Our additional
troubles were, as usual, want of horses as
well as want of beds.

About eleven in the morning of Saturday
the 2nd, we arrived at Helsingborg, a
pretty town, garrisoned by Swedish
huzzars, and situated on the side of the narrow
streight, known by the name of the Sound,
on the coast opposite Elsinore. There is
a small fortified castle at this place, in
which, as I was informed, there is a
dungeon an hundred and seventy-five feet deep.
In this dismal prison many of the Danish
nobility were confined, and numbers of
them suffered to perish, during the long
and destructive wars between those
neighbouring kingdoms.

The governor very politely waited upon
us, and gave us an invitation to his house,
which time would not permit us to accept.
After some small refreshment we embarked

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