Sketches of Algeria During the Kabyle War by Hugh Mulleneux WalmsleySketches of Algeria During the Kabyle War by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley

Sketches of Algeria During the Kabyle War

byHugh Mulleneux Walmsley

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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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. 1858. Excerpt: ... THE CAMP. Bidding good-bye to Tiziouzou and its rough Commandant, I crossed the Sebaou the following morning. After reaching its sandy banks, and fording its shallow stream, muddied by the continual passage of regiments, detachments, and baggage, my way lay through a magnificent forest of enormous fig-trees. All these plains, and the mountain slopes of Kabylia, differ from the surrounding country--where, generally speaking, nothing is to be met with save trees of dwarfed and stunted growth, or at best the palm and the date,--in being well wooded and stocked with fine old timber. This peculiarity of their country is thus accounted for by the Kabyles. They say that there was a time when their mountains were bare and barren, when the rocky soil yielded no produce, and when it was useless to sow the grains which spring so luxuriantly in the plain, or to hope for the fruits which now form the staple food of the sober Kabyle. The fig, lance-wood, and olive-trees which now abound, and constitute the EFFECTS OF PRAYER. 191 riches of the land, did not then exist; but there dwelt in those days a holy man in Kabylia, a sainted Marabout, whose fame was spread far and wide. Living in the rocks and caverns, eating little, and drinking less, the holy man's soul was in daily communication with the Most High, and seeing that the land was so poor that it would grow neither corn nor barley, he, after long prayer and fasting, appealed to Allah. Allah heard his prayer and caused myriads of starlings to come swarming from north and south, from east and west. These birds carried in their beaks seeds brought from the countries they had visited, and as they swept over the land where the holy man offered up his prayers to Allah, they opened their mouths and dropped them upon the e...
Title:Sketches of Algeria During the Kabyle WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217052762

ISBN - 13:9780217052764