Through Armenia on Horseback
This book was the result of a fact-finding mission about the persecution of Christian Armenians. The author is an American clergyman and journalist given access by the Sultan, Abdul Hamid II, to create a report for Constantinople to determine the truth of rumors of the Armenian massacre.
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Page 339 - Now to summarize. When I say that the Armenian massacres were caused by Armenian revolutionists, I tell a truth, and a very important truth, but it is not the whole truth. It would be more correct to say that the presence of the revolutionists gave occasion and excuse for the massacres. That the Turks were looking for an occasion and an excuse, no one can doubt who has traversed that country. Way down in the bottom of his heart, the Turk hates the Armenian. He will swear to the contrary, but I am...
Page 341 - Are you a prophet? He replied: I am neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I learnt this from experience.
Page 259 - I know that the workingmen of this country are the best paid, the best fed, and the best clothed of any laborers on the face of the earth. Many of them have homes of their own. They are surrounded by all the comforts and many of the luxuries of life.
Page 261 - There can be but little doubt now, that the root of the trouble is to be found in the great sympathetic system.
Page 164 - I have described, holding their honor at such a price that they deliberately leaped from the banks of the Euphrates and sank beneath the raging torrent rather than submit to the lust of the Kurd. Can the old days of...
Page 331 - Europe has intervened in our favor, and ruined us. She has roused the worst passions of the Turk against us, has excited his suspicions, and left us in the lurch, to die or live as God may will.
Page 89 - ... The immature youths, the hard drinkers, and the recruits with inherited or acquired weakness of constitution, have gradually, after repeated appearance on the sick report, and running the circuit of various hospitals, been sent to the United States. Service in the Philippines shows on a grand scale the operation of the law of the survival of the fittest...
Page 129 - It is one thmg to read about the tragedy, the stupid, blundering tragedy, when you are seated in your easy-chair thousands of miles away, but a very different thing to look into the wan and wrinkled faces of women whose homes have been broken up, and who were compelled to fly to the mountains amid the snows of winter, in order to save themselves and their children, while their husbands and fathers lay dead under the deserted roof.