Cross and Crescent, Or, Young America in Turkey and Greece: A Story of Travel and Adventure

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Lee and Shepard, 1873 - Adventure stories - 347 pages

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Page 160 - We have on our hands a sick man, a very sick man. It ' would be a great misfortune, I tell you frankly, if, one of these days, he should happen to die before the necessary arrangements were all made. But this is not the time to speak to yon of that.
Page 154 - The curve which it describes might be compared to the horn of a stag, or, as it should seem, with more propriety, to that of an ox. The epithet of golden was expressive of the riches which every wind wafted from the most distant countries into the secure and capacious port of Constantinople.
Page 262 - God! come to prayer! come to prayer! come to the temple of salvation. Great God! great God! there is no God except God...
Page 336 - the finest edifice on the finest site in the world, hallowed by the noblest recollections that can stimulate the human heart.
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Page 245 - A master of a vessel may so conduct himself as to justify the officers and crew in placing restraints upon him, to prevent his committing acts which might endanger the lives of all the persons on board...
Page 327 - Constantinople, many had risen to eminent positions as interpreters, "physicians, and even as Hospodars, with the title of Prince, in the Moldavian and Wallachian provinces.
Page 258 - Byzantium on the point of land between the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara.
Page 164 - A wooden spoon, a saltcellar, a vest embroidered in colored thread, a linen turban, a few yoke of oxen for the plough, some flocks of sheep, and a few Arabian coursers, were his entire wealth. His horses passed to his son, his flocks of sheep in Mesopotamia were transported to Broussa, where the breed has been perpetuated in the property of the sultans, and where they feed still upon the grassy sides of Mount Olympus.
Page 328 - Turk, have almost entirely disappeared from the land, and the modern Greek seems to have most of the characteristics of his ancestors of two thousand years ago. The Greek still has dark hair, brown complexion, and sparkling eyes ; is still lively, quick to understand, adroit, eloquent, curious, and eager for novelty.

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