Travels in Asia Minor and Greece; Or, an Account of a Tour Made at the Expense of the Society of Dilettanti Volume 2

Travels in Asia Minor and Greece; Or, an Account of a Tour Made at the Expense of the Society of Dilettanti Volume 2

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...after him, until he sunk again and was recovered. We penetrated into the recesses of the mountain, and about sunset halted by some beestands, and supped on the provisions we had brought from Athens. Night approaching, we lay down to sleep among the thickets, each on a small carpet, and wrapped in a pellice, or garment lined with skins; the whole company forming a circle round our horses and other animals, which were fastened to the bushes. About midnight we were disturbed by a sudden kicking and confusion among the horses, which was followed with a cry of Lycos, lycos--A wolf, a wolf. In an instant all were up, with guns ready to fire, but the moon shining, the occasion of our alarm was presently discovered to be an ass, which from love of society, hope of food, or some other motive, had been induced to intrude on us, and now retired precipitately, braying. At the dawn of day we ascended an acclivity of the mountain, the track rough and narrow, and on the margin of a watercourse; leaving our baggage behind us, heaped in a thicket. We were told it was secure amid these uninhabited solitudes, though unguarded; for, such is the rigour of the Turkish polity, if a pilferer be not detected, the vaiwode on complaint levies far more than the value of what is lost on the district; rejoicing in the opportunity of uniting his private gain with public justice and the satisfaction of the party defrauded. We were now brought by the Greek, our guide, to a circular well sunk in the rock many fathom deep, the mouth above forty feet wide m. This was the place to be examined. A stout piece of wood was cut, and fixed so as to project over the brim. The Greek then got astride a stick tied to a rope, by which he held; another rope was fastened about his body; and more

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