The Adventures of Hajji Baba: In Turkey, Persia and Russia

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James Justinian Morier
Lippincott, Grambo & Company, 1855 - 399 Seiten
 

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Seite 79 - How!" said the other, in great amazement; " who ever heard of such a bargain ? It is impossible." In short, after many words and much altercation, the overbearing barber seized the pack-saddle, wood and all, and sent away the poor peasant in great distress. He immediately ran to the cadi, and stated his griefs : the cadi was one of the barber's customers, and refused to hear the case. The wood-cutter applied to a higher judge : he also patronised Ali Sakal, and made light of the complaint. The poor...
Seite 226 - On the confines of the apartments allotted to the women in the Shah's palace stands a high octagonal tower, some thirty gez in height, seen conspicuous from all parts of the city, at the summit of which is a chamber, in which he frequently reposes and takes the air. It is surrounded by unappropriated ground, and the principal gate of the harem is close to its base.
Seite 99 - ... not a vestige of hair is to be seen on their chins, and their hair is as thick on their heads as if they had made a vow never to cut it off: then they sit on little platforms, whilst we squat on the ground ; they take up their food with claws made of iron, whilst we use our fingers ; they are always walking about, we keep seated ; they wear tight clothes, we loose ones ; they write from left to right, we from right to left ; they never pray, we five times a day ; in short, there is no end to...
Seite 346 - if you are not afflicted with any greater calamity than this in life, look upon it as a blessing : although one side of your face be deformed, still the other is perfect. The turquoise is the perfection of colour on one side, but is black and dirty on the other ; still it is a turquoise, and a precious stone.' ' Ah,' said I to myself, ' the ugly man cannot endure the sight of the handsome, no more than the vicious can the virtuous : in the same manner as the curs of the market howl at a hunting...
Seite 18 - English editions, at much less price. To be had with or without plates ; the publishers having supplied themselves with over fifty steel engravings, by the first artists. Baxter's Comprehensive Bible, Royal quarto...
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Seite 217 - ... men on the other bank, whom we discovered to be Russian soldiers. As soon as our chief saw the extent of the danger, and the foe opposed to us, his countenance cleared up ; and he instantly put on the face of the greatest resolution and vigour. " Go, seize, strike, kill !" he exclaimed, almost in one breath, to those around him— " Go, bring me the heads of yonder two fellows.
Seite 226 - ... about to be acted. The sun, unusual in these climates, had set, surrounded by clouds of the colour of blood ; and, as the night advanced, they rolled on in unceasing thunders over the summits of the adjacent range of Albors. At sudden intervals the moon was seen through the dense vapour, which covered her again as suddenly, and restored the night to its darkness and solemnity. I was seated lonely in the guard-room of the palace, when I heard the cries of the sentinels on the...
Seite 79 - The woodcutter was not disheartened ; but forthwith got a scribe to write a petition to the caliph himself, which he duly presented on Friday, the day when he went in state to the mosque. The caliph's punctuality in reading petitions is well known, and it was not long before the woodcutter was called to his presence.

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