Eastern Persia; The Geography, with Narratives by Majors St. John, Lovett, and Euan Smith, and an Introduction by Major-General Sir Frederic John Goldsmid Volume 1

Eastern Persia; The Geography, with Narratives by Majors St. John, Lovett, and Euan Smith, and an Introduction by Major-General Sir Frederic John Goldsmid Volume 1

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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 edition. Excerpt: ...large cultivated patches of ground, with houses and date-trees on each side of the road, and then crossed a perfectly flat plain till within a mile and a half of Wakilabad, a village fostered under the auspices of the Wakil-ul-Mulk. The whole way it ran parallel with a bright, clear, and swift running stream, the banks of which were fringed with low tamarisk and thorn bushes. Near Wakilabad, it entered a low jungle with tamarisk-trees. Thence it traversed a country with plenty of low jungle, tamarisk-trees of a considerable growth, abundance of water, and constant cultivation, but very sparsely populated; a happy contrast and in general a great relief to the poor, dry, and stony districts of Persia. At two miles from Azizabad (28 miles) a deep descent led to the passage of the nid-khdna, about 100 yards broad, choked with rushes, and with about four or five feet of water, evidently abounding in wild fowl and pig. At our camping-ground was a small caravanserai or storehouse, but we slept in tents. 1 The Deputy Governor said he was unable to give the required permission without an order from the Wakfl-ul-Mulk at Karman. On the occasion of my semi-official visit, when alone in 1866, this order had been spontaneously given to me, and I had been admitted to the interior of the fort and received most courteously by its Commandant.--F. J. G. The next morning was unexpectedly cold, contrary to our preconceived notions of the Garmsir, or warm region we had reached; but the natives said this was the effect of the strong northerly wind blowing throughout the previous day and night. Our march was decidedly the most pleasant, so far as the country was concerned, that we had experienced since leaving Tehran. At two miles from the encamping-ground, the road...show more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236671252
  • 9781236671257