The Travels of Rolando; Containing, in a Supposed Tour Round the World, Authentic Descriptions of the Geography, Natural History, Manners, and Antiquities of Various Countries Volume 1

The Travels of Rolando; Containing, in a Supposed Tour Round the World, Authentic Descriptions of the Geography, Natural History, Manners, and Antiquities of Various Countries Volume 1

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ... you?' As Segnier was going to answer this question, the company was informed that dinner was ready: ' What I think, then, ' said he, 'is, that we should do wisely ' to go and sit down to table. After dinher, if it is necessary, we will go on with the conversation CHAPTER Xlll. Public ovens established at Cairo jbr hatching chickens.--rising of the Nile-The travellers are icentsy"0rmcd that the plague is 'at A Ie.z'andria--They take measures fin' avoiding it, and leaving Eg.ypt--A s they are waiting to depart, a party of the travellers go and visit the pyramids and cata combs Qf Sahara---A n accident happens. to Segnier in the interiorqf the great py1'amid--De.scent of the A bbe Doloni into a catacomb. We went down stairs, and were intro-. duced into a dining-room, where was a table covered with the most delicate viands. Nile water purified with bitter almonds; sparkled in glass jars, and bottles of wine were cooled in the bason of a fountain which flowed in a corner of the hall. We took our places and were very silent during the first course; but at the second we began to talk about Egypt, and asked the elder Segnier if such a repast did not reconcile him to the productions of the? country? ' Yes, ' he said: ' Cairo is pretty well; but as for the Thebaid ' and the monastery of St. Anthony, I shall regret visiting them as long as I live.' Though the dishes were very numerous, we observed that Segnier ate of them all with a good appetite: only at the second course, after eating a plover and half a woodcock, he obstinately refused the wing of a chicken; and as this was the only thing he had declined, we were curious to know the reason of his refu sal. ' I have beeshow more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850777
  • 9781236850775