A Nile Journal

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byThomas Gold Appleton

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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. 1876. Excerpt: ... of Egypt. She was a Syrian bride, with such exquisite teeth, so delicious a nose, and such a pretty toss to her head, which the orange buds still graced, as even her European dress of frightful purple could not destroy. Saturday, 9th. Last night, waking up at half-past three, I put my head out of my cabin window and saw the glorious Southern Cross shining just above the horizon. The Cross is a Latin one, consisting of four stars; three of them may be considered to represent the nails of the Crucifixion. All was still, and the heavenly host was mirrored in the glassy surface of the river. The faint and wavering image of the Christian symbol was earth's reflection of the sublime and everlasting truth secure in Heaven. The beautiful Syrian we admired so has for a husband a merchant who is taking her to the Soudan. We bought of him some anisette to remember her beauty by, and would have kept a box of vermuth, but it was not satisfactory. Near us lay a small native boat, in which were strange sheep from the Soudan. It looked as if the pattern for the animal had been lost there, and nature filled up the sketch from bits which she could find. The head was small like that of a gazelle, the legs long and bony, and the tail, which reached the ground, was like a cow's. The dahabeah with the American officers arrived last night, and we only got a peep at these gentlemen as they strolled upon the sand. They go into camp here for three weeks, and all the multitude of camels we see is theirs. We should have much liked to have talked over the plans and projects of their picturesque journey, but fate and our dragoman at nine o'clock said "good-bye" to Wady Halfa, and, sorrowing, we turned our faces northward. When the wind rose and blew in our faces, we still more wished ...

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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. 1876. Excerpt: ... of Egypt. She was a Syrian bride, with such exquisite teeth, so delicious a nose, and such a pretty toss to her head, which th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217427987

ISBN - 13:9780217427982

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