The Missionary Herald Volume 36

The Missionary Herald Volume 36

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ... We started for Ooroomiah, having much occasion to be grateful for our mercies, during our visit at Tabreez. 12. At Vaoshanly, a village about midway between Tabreez and Ooroomiah. Here we met our friend, the governor of Ooroomiah, on his way to Tabreez, whither he had been summoned by the prince. I called on his excellency, who received me with fraternal kindness. Instead of travelling the direct road, he had come by a circuitous route, and lingered a few days at his favorite summer village, situated in a small glen on the shore of the lake, in the bold projecting ridge of mountains which separates the district of Salmas from Ooroomiah. He inquired by what route I intended to go, and when answered by the direct route, he so strongly urged me to go by his village and spend a few days, at the same time directing the chief man of the village, who was then in his retinue, to conduct us thither and entertain us at hij house, that I deemed it hardly civil to decline the attention. 13. The chief man of the governor's village was early mounted and ready to escort us to his house. While we should have much preferred the nearest route, we still regarded it so far in the light of duty to show that we duly appreciated the kindness of the governor, that we resolved on encountering an addition of ten or twelve miles to the length of our journey, and a much rougher road, in complying with his invitation to visit his village. As, however, we skirted the beautiful lake, mile after mile, on the very brink of the promontory, by a most romantic route, which we had never before travelled, we no longer regretted the arrangement We reached the village about eight o'clock in the morning, were conducted to the dwelling of our host, and in half an hour more

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  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 689g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236936396
  • 9781236936394