Among the Arabs; Adventures in the Desert, and Sketches of Life and Character in Tent and Town

Among the Arabs; Adventures in the Desert, and Sketches of Life and Character in Tent and Town

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...him exceedingly learned;" upon which lie came to the conclusion that they were learned doctors indeed, and formed a plan for their going with him to Hasa, to practise there, and he would give up his office of pilgrim-leader, and join them. Being mutually pleased with each other, they came to an agreement for the journey, which it was settled should commence on the earliest day possible, and they were congratulated by their Berey-dah acquaintances, who knew him well, on having secured so good a guide and companion. The journey was completed, and they were in close companionship with him for several months, during which they became acquainted with much of his history. His father was a man of some importance in Aleppo, and was by lineal descent an Arab, his father belonging to an offshoot of a tribe in Hasa, a portion of which had emigrated towards Syria about the fourth or fifth century. Aboo-'Eysa's early education and habits " had rendered him equally conversant with townsmen and herdsmen, with citizens and Bedouins, with Arabs and Europeans. When about twenty-five years of age, he became involved, culpably or not, in the great conspiracy against the Turkish government which broke out in the Aleppine insurrection of 1852. Like many others, he was compelled to anticipate consequences by a prompt flight, and a long sojourn far from the white walls of his native city. After a year or more of rambling and adventure, Aboo-'Eysa ventured to reappear among his fellow-townsmen, but his goods and those of his family had been plundered or confiscated, and he was now a ruined man. His father, too, had died shortly after the insurrection." He then attempted to repair his losses by trade, and with the assistance of a Jewish acquaintance commenced business ..".show more

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