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Riassunto: 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. 1865 Excerpt: ...I made a few notes on the road. We left this in the Mail Steamer, and after some delay, anchored at the mouth of the Bussorah Creek on the evening of the 2/th. February 28M.--This morning we got twenty baggage and three riding horses in from Zobaire, and at 4-20 P. M. mounted. We rode for two hours at the rate of four miles an hour, direction Southwest to Ashereah. Then Wf an hour, direction West South-west, to Zobaire, and encamped at the East gate. Zobaire is a town surrounded by a mud wall and containing about 3,000 inhabitants at most, who are principally engaged in supplying carriage to Bussorah. The inhabitants are Arabs of a Mongrel breed, contaminated by their proximity to Bussorah. The Sheikh seemed inhospitable. Five minutes walk SE. of the town is a large spring of good water flowing out of the ground in sufficient quantity to supply ten thousand men' This place is called Brimeah. The ground round. is covered with ruins. The size, colour, and general appearance of the bricks the same as at Ctcsephon. There are also the remains of a large modern house, with a few patches of cultivation and a small round tower by the side of each well as a protection to the cultivator. March 1st.--Hard frost; mounted at 11-25 A. M., rode SSW. for one hour, then South for three, at the rate of four miles an hour to Salphoon. There are three square enclosures or forts here, with as many large wells inside of them. The water is bitter, but drinkable. The ground watered by those wells is cultivated with garlic and lucern grass. Wheat and barley do not grow here. There was no barley or straw for the horses, no bread for the men, and little or no brushwood for fire. The sheep have nearly all died from the cold,, which this year is excessive. One hour to the West of this ...
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