A Voyage to Abyssinia, and Travels Into the Interior of That Country
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. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...brother of the Gover nor of Samen, to whom he communicated his story, and in co'n I u CHELICUT.. 283 sequence this chief, after entertaining him for two days, gave him a letter of introduction to his brother, and sent a guide to conduct him on his way as far as Inchetkaub. _ On the 17th he got to Mishekka, Where the report respecting an Abtina, raised by Dofter Asko, having by accident reached the place, the inhabitants, men, women, children, and even the priests came oht to receive him, presenting him, as he passed, with a_portion of the best things that the country afforded. Among the rest, the wife of an old priest brought out her daughter to receive his blessing, and an old man of seventy fell down and kissed his feet with transport at his arrival. Mr. Pearce felt, as may be well conceived, exceedingly distressed at the situation into which he had been drawn, and assured the good people, _ though in vain, that they were mistaken; but his new guide, on the contrary, seemed so much to enjoy the consequences of the misunderstanding, that, by his assertions, he more strongly confirmed them in their erroneous opinion. From this point of the mountain the road became extremely rugged and diflicult of ascent; and the snow and ice, which lay in every hollow, rendered the atmosphere piercingly cold, so much so, that his female servant actually cried, from the pain which the severity of the weather occasioned. On the following day, they passed over the summit of Amba Hai, which was tremendously diflicult of ascent, and at the same time they experienced a heavy fall of snow, which did not, as Mr. Pearce described it, " come down with violence, but quietly descended in large flakes, like feathers." On the evening of the same day they arrived, ...
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