My Trip to the Orient

My Trip to the Orient

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...on and off the vessels. He replied, "No, I have never seen it quite like this." He wore no uniform, but I felt that he was the Captain. About this time the Russian Consul, who was on board, was taken to a small boat. He was accompanied by a native in gorgeous apparel, the uniform of a servant to a high official. Some one said the Russian Consul was a fine gentleman. After an hour of confusion and almost desperation on the part of those who were trying to get off and on the ship a person who Was trying to get on board was thrust back bodily by an officer and a moment later the steps, or ladder, was taken up. We learned then that the man with whom we had been conversing was the Captain. He told us that these men and women whom he had called "robbers" were from a cholera-infected district and if they had been allowed to come on board the ship would have had to go into quarantine. It takes a firm and experienced officer to know how to handle such persons. JAFFA Our ship was soon headed toward Jaffa. When in our cabin we opened the Bible; our eyes fell on Acts 10:9, which reads as follows, 'On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour.'! It seemed remarVable that we should open to this scripture when within but a few hours of the very spot where Peter had the vision of the sheet being let down with the fourfooted beasts and all manner of creeping things. The Spirit of the Lord came upon us as we read a part of the chapter, and the pressure became so great we felt the earthen vessel could bear no more. We thought of the Jews and the desolation of their country and the awful poverty and woe of the half-barbarous people living under Mohammedan...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236487621
  • 9781236487629