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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1820 Excerpt: ... LETTER XVI. Departure for Cairo.--Arabian Village.--Damanaur.--Visit to Ali Bey.--Turkish Customs.--Arabian Dance.--Fortification and Military Stores.--Turkish Cruelty.--The enlightened Mussulman.--Escort.--Arabian Politeness.--Chibrakit.--Western Wile.--Bulac.--Cairo. Cairo, August 1814. After having loaded the camels, &c. with our baggage, we proceeded on our journey, under the escort of two Arabs, who were well recommended to us. On the eve of our departure, Mr. Buckingham, a great traveller in these parts, introduced himself to us, and requested to accompany us to Cairo, as he was known to the English consul in that place. This gentleman spoke very good Arabic and we were glad of his company. We started about midnight, and formed a considerable cavalcade. Mr. Maxwell, Mr. Buckingham, and myself, composed the vanguard and our servants, with Antonio de Spiro, the 188 ARABIAN VILLAGE. Greek, and two Arabs, were in the rear, escorting the camels loaded with our baggage. The night was all serenity, and the heavens sparkled with numberless stars. All was hushed. We did not meet a single person, nor was the sound of any animal to be heard. The atmosphere was warm but pleasant, though not a breath of air was stirring. An Italian sky was above us, but it wanted the accompaniment of the nightingale, the absence of whose melody rendered the scene incomplete. We continued our journey over a very barren track of country, till we saw daylight break in the east. Between seven and eight we met several Arabs, and could hardly refrain from laughing at the formal inquiries they began to put to us, after having shaken hands with our whole cavalcade. About nine we were much pleased to see a village appear in sight, being rather fatigued, and in want of our breakfast. Half a...

    Travels in Egypt, Syria, Cyprus, the Morea, Greece, Italy, &C. &C (Volume 1 ); In a Series of Letters, Interpersed with Anecdotes of Distinguished Per by Bramsen, John [Paperback]

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