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Excerpt from Lost in Nicaragua: Or Among Coffee Farms and Banana, Lands, in the Countries of the Great CanalLost in Nicaragua is a companion book to Over the Andes, and is designed to illustrate the historical progress and industrialMoreExcerpt from Lost in Nicaragua: Or Among Coffee Farms and Banana, Lands, in the Countries of the Great CanalLost in Nicaragua is a companion book to Over the Andes, and is designed to illustrate the historical progress and industrial opportunities of Central America, the prospective land of the great international highway to the East. Here is to be the gate of the Pacific, where a great city of the future must arise, and become the port of the coffee, sugar, banana, and tropical fruit plantations.In 1898 the writer went to Costa Rica, and on his way met a railroad manager, who, on his explorations for a tropical railroad, fell into a cavern covered with reeds and was imprisoned there. This explorers experience in a neighboring country suggested the story of Leigh Frobishers adventure in the underground idol cave of Nicaragua.The writer met at Port Limon a young German who had built up a coffee and banana plantation in Costa Rica, which he cultivated for the purpose of the industrial education of the native Indians. His work had received the approval of the government, and it furnishes a model for like enterprises of Christian philanthropy. This incident, and like incidents, gave rise to the character of Hazel.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis 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.