Kaloolah; Or, Journeyings To The Djébel Kumri An Autobiography Of Jonathan Romer

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byWilliam Starbuck Mayo

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1851. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLVI. Departure from Jellalob--Pholdephoos--Approach to Kiloam--Entrance into the City--Novel pavement -- The acropolis -- The palace -- A bouquet from the princess--The hall of the fountains--The throne room --Audience of the sultan--The gieat ShounsC--A royal feast. We set out the next day, with an immense escort, and were followed by large crowds of people from Jellalob and the neighbouring cities. Buffaloes, richly caparisoned, were provided for us, and for most of the accompanying dignitaries ; but we preferred our horses ; and, in compliment to us, the dagash and several high officers from the Court also took their seats in the saddle. On either side of us were footmen, who supported over our heads, by long slender poles, awnings of pure linen. These were bedecked with streamers of variously-coloured muslin, and with wreaths of fresh flowers. A little in the rear came a hand-barrow, in which were conspicuously placed our muskets and pistols. These seemed to attract the largest share of public attention, and the barrow was frequently raised aloft to afford the people an opportunity of seeing the wonderful machines, which, in the hands of the Footas, were beginning to threaten their existence as a nation. We passed several of the columns that I have mentioned, surmounted with the usual cube of lava. A very lofty one having attracted my attention, Seywad dal Gouk, one of the lords of the Court, who rode by my side, volunteered an explanation. "You must know," said he, "that these columns are erected as mementoes of the Pholdefoos, or the ' Seekers of Truth.'" "True," I replied; "the young prince Enphadde told me as much; but I do not understand, precisely, who these 'seekers of truth' are." "They are," said the seywad, "a class of pure, holy, and wise...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1851. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLVI. Departure from Jellalob--Pholdephoos--Approach to Kiloam--Entrance into the City--Novel pavement -- The acropolis -- Th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217228488

ISBN - 13:9780217228480

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