Nile Journal

Nile Journal

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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: ...must be restrained of her full liberty. But she is brought in as babies are at dinner, and thereby gets an hour of frolic, evidently wondering for what offence this limitation has been made to her freedom, her cathood only using those instincts inevitable to its nature. Mr. Story, in his striking statue of Delilah, has introduced a razor as her instrument for the cutting of Samson's hair. Many ignorantly have criticised this, but he is wholly right. It is a common idea that Delilah clipped one lock or two, as she might for a love-token, but when in the East every one is clean shaven on the head, with the exception of the tuft of hair by which the angel is to hoist them into heaven, and so like a scalp-lock, which the Indians leave for a quite different reason--is it likely that she would spare any of that in which his strength lay? It is very amusing to watch the process of head-shaving as done in our boat. The razor cuts the hair easily and clean at the root. The razor is dipped in soap-water, but I see no brush or lather. Under a clean turban one's head so shaven must feel delightfully cool. Our hair, perhaps, like the coats of animals, needs its thickness to guard against the cold, and here abundant locks are a nuisance. The imported sheep in the West Indies mostly lose their fleece, but here the sheep have very heavy wool. Its colour is a golden brown or black, and the tent of the Bedawee is dark; thus it may be seen at a great distance when a white tent could not. In this way we may understand the allusion to " the black tents of Kedar." To-day I saw a sailor rolling something under his heel; I took it, and found it to be hasheesh. It was soft, pasty, and of a greyish-green. This drug, made from the seeds of the hemp, has from time...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672534
  • 9781236672537