Moving right along--here's the latest entry on my Alphadello blog. The book excerpt this time is a quirky one--it goes like this: "Let us imagine that the first snow of the winter has fallen and that the reader has struggled homeward on a dark night through three or four inches of slush. . .Being a prudent man and, as such, provided with "rubbers," he reaches his household dry-shod and in a temper to enjoy the evening indoors."
The text is from a book about the history and manufacture of rubber footwear called From the Forest to the Foot, by G.L. Richards (1890). Click here to read it online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.