Life Scenes Among the Mountains of Ararat

Life Scenes Among the Mountains of Ararat

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...invariably soured by an artificial process while it is yet new. Cheese and butter are also made from it, the latter being churned in skins of goats, with the hair inside. Its condition, after coming from such a place, can be better imagined than described. It is kept and eaten without salt, a little age, in the judgment of the people, adding to the quality as well as the strength of its flavor! Cheese is often buried in the ground in earthen vessels until it is strikingly fragrant, when it is exhumed and eaten! All the ordinary domestic fowls are met with, --doves, ducks, geese, hens, and turkeys. For a year after reaching Erzroom, we were unable to find any of the last-named fowls, and we began to conclude turkeys did not live in Turkey, but afterwards we succeeded in finding them, and bought as many as we wished. 'Hens are seen everywhere in great numbers; and their eggs may generally be bought for five or ten cents a dozen. In the city are plenty of meat markets, 'where very excellent mutton and very miser able beef may be obtained. The villagers rarely eat meat, and, therefore, never keep it for sale or for their own use. In travelling, we are obliged to buy a lamb or a chicken if we would have meat. The buflalo is one of the domestic animals of Turkey. This is not the American bison, which is improperly called a buffalo. It is the East Indian buflalo, tamed and domesticated. It is about the size of the ox, with which it is often found yoked, and, like the ox, is docile and patient. Its skin is dark, nearly black, covered with a few straggling hairs. Its nose is pushed forward in a horizontal position, the curved, triangular horns pointing backwards; and altogether. it is a very ugly beast. The female is kept for her milk...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760379
  • 9781236760371