Outing Volume 9

Outing Volume 9

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...building itself, consisting of a one-storied brick edifice, partitioned off into small rooms. The building is only one room deep, and each room opens upon a sort of covered porch containing a fireplace where a fire can be made and provisions cooked. Attached to the caravansary, usually beneath the massive and roomy arched gateway, is a tchai-khan and a small store where bread, eggs, butter, fruit, charcoal, etc., are to be obtained; the traveler hires a room which is destitute of all furniture; provides his own bedding and cooking utensils, purchases provisions and a sufficiency of charcoal, and proceeds to make himself comfortable; on a pinch one can usually borrow a frying-pan or kettle of some kind, and in such first-class caravansaries as Yeng-Imam there is sometimes one furnished room, carpeted and provided with bedding, reserved for the accommodation of travelers of importance. After.the customary programme of riding to allay the curiosity and excitement of the people, I obtain bread, fruit, eggs, butter to cook them in, and charcoal for a fire, the elements of a very good supper for a hungry traveler; borrowing a handleless frying-pan, I am setting about preparing my own supper, when a respectable looking Persian steps out from the crowd of curious on-lookers and voluntarily takes this rather onerous duty out of my hands; readily obtaining my consent, he quickly kindles a fire, and scrambles and fries the eggs. While my volunteer cook is thus busily engaged, a company of distinguished travelers passing along the road halt at the tchai-khan to smoke a kalian and drink tea; the caravansary proprietor approaches me, and winking mysteriously, intimates that by going outside and riding for the edification of the new arrivals I will be pretty...show more

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  • Paperback | 398 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 708g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236633865
  • 9781236633866