From Tangier to Tripoli: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Tripoli, and the Sahara

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Doubleday, Page, 1923 - 277 oldal

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62. oldal - They say the Lion and the Lizard keep The Courts where Jamshyd gloried and drank deep: And Bahram, that great Hunter — the Wild Ass Stamps o'er his Head, but cannot break his Sleep.
218. oldal - I testify that there is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is the prophet of Allah ; come to prayer; come to worship; Allah is great; there is no God but Allah'.
219. oldal - In the name of God, the merciful and gracious. Praise be to God, the Lord of creatures, the merciful and gracious, the Prince of the day of judgment; we serve Thee, and we pray to Thee for help; lead us in the right way of those to whom thou hast shown mercy, upon whom no wrath resteth, and who go not astray. Amen'.
235. oldal - Nile, when the landscape is shimmering under the blaze of a tropical sun ; when as far as the eye can reach there is nothing but the burning stillness of the vast solitude of vegetation without life ; see ! that mighty rush, as Leviathan passes to the water ; see ! the white foam lashed to the s.kies, and through it the purple and gold of his harness, iridescent with light startled from its sleep upon the river. The sea-horse is...
190. oldal - The vaulted bazaars of Tunis are flanked with marble columns from Carthage, which the Arabs have painted over in red, yellow, and green stripes, so that they look like barber poles." Facing page, top, a village in Senegal. Facing page, bottom, "Among the nomadic Bedouins women do most of the work, grinding grain between round stones and weaving the tents of camels
15. oldal - The poorer classes sleep on the floor; they are so hardy that a man will wrap himself in his gown and lie down anywhere for a snooze. There are men sleeping on the stones out in the streets here every night, and by the hundreds.
15. oldal - When they sit they do not hang their legs down but double them up under them or lean back against the wall with their long beards resting on their knees. If they use a bench or divan it is to sit crosslegged upon it. The tables are rude, often being simply low, round brass pans upon legs. Some of them are beautifully carved. Candles are in demand and many thousands of dollars' worth are imported every year.
120. oldal - He requested me to say to you (I give you his own words) "that it was out of the question for him to think of...
182. oldal - Many of the natives still store their wheat in great baskets beautifully woven by the patient hands of old men." "The children of the oasis . . . all sit on the floor and study out loud. Instead of slates they have tablets of tin and wood, and they use brushes and ink in writing their letters.
169. oldal - It commands the highest point on the rocky plateau and is above the most precipitous part of the gorge. In it there are stone cisterns and granaries built by the Romans, while not far from it is a great stone aqueduct which the Romans made to supply the place with water.

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