With Star and Crescent: A Full and Authentic Account of a Recent Journey with a Caravan from Bombay to Constantinope, Comprising a Description of the Country, the People, and Interesting Adventures with the Natives

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Aetna publishing Company, 1889 - Arabian Peninsula - 634 pages

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Page 404 - Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night: and should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?
Page 570 - Allah is most great I testify that there is no god but Allah. I testify that Muhammad is the prophet of Allah. Come to prayer. Come to salvation. Allah is most great. There is no god but Allah.
Page 433 - Ernooz, the rougher and narrower became our path, so that before we reached that village, the whole country, as far as the eye could reach, was a...
Page 179 - Ellington wished to put as great a distance as possible between himself and the scene of his crimes?
Page 305 - Before we had traveled five miles, the sun had disappeared beyond the western horizon, and a short twilight gave place to a beautiful clear, moonlight night, though it was disagreeably sultry; owing to the oppressive atmosphere, and the heavily laden pack horses, the caravan advanced but slowly. My two friends and myself therefore informed Signor P. that, in order not to fall asleep, we would ride ahead of the party, and see if there would be room for both caravans in the Khan of Dsheddeidah.
Page 17 - Baluchistan, where I had spent some of the happiest years of my life, were now foreign territory.
Page 95 - This snake lives almost exclusively in trees with green foliage, where it can easily hide itself, being of the same hue, and darting from beneath the leaves upon birds, mice, squirrels, etc. I subsequently saw several specimens of this...
Page 143 - They look so much alike that it is almost impossible to distinguish one from the other by microscopical examination.
Page 95 - They are said to be venomous. This incident of the serpent's presence rather served to strengthen our belief in the identity of the spot. Having made sure, by battering the hollow trunk with our sticks, that it contained no more snakes, I crawled up and obtained a good supply of the celebrated leaves, which I intended to dry and
Page 450 - ... had to push on to the spot where the two paths rejoined each other, as there was no room to turn our horses round on the excessively narrow mountain path (hardly three feet wide), with a yawning precipice on one side and a bare, perpendicular rock on the other. Not a zephyr stirred the air, and the sun shone with relentless power upon our backs, as we slowly and cautiously climbed from ledge to ledge, leading our animals by the bridle.

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