A Modern Corsair: A Story of the Levant, Volume 1

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Rand, McNally & Company, 1897 - American fiction - 382 pages
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Page 248 - We thought, as we hollowed his narrow bed, And smoothed down his lonely pillow, That the foe and the stranger would tread o'er his head, And we far away on the billow ! Lightly they'll talk of the spirit that's gone, And o'er his cold ashes upbraid him ; But little hell reck if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him...
Page 24 - India mutiny. I saw later the horrors of Soochow, and I had the delightful pleasure of shelling the unfaithful Chinese at Hankow, in 'sixtysix.
Page 193 - imitation cargo' is also used by Polish Jews and fraudulent bankrupt dealers, who sometimes cover the imposing stuff with a heavy fire insurance, and then it strangely disappears in well-managed flames!
Page 252 - Orient will chase out, for the Turk has always been strangely tolerant of the inoffensive Jews, probably because they are not armsbearers. And there are very many worthy Israelites here!
Page 195 - Kosher" cooking, and sharp bargains, smuggled diamonds, stray jewels, shady notes and stolen bonds often changed hands here under the eyes of the portly Rebecca, who was both sly and "Kosher," as regarded her own underhand trade.
Page 10 - Dated this day of Victoria, by the grace of God Queen of the United Kingdom of Great...

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