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Reseña del editor: Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1878. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. Discoveries at Ahoo Simbel. We came back to find a fleet of Dahabeeyahs ranged along the shore at Aboo Simbel, and no less than three sketching tents in occupation of the ground. One of these, which happened to be pitched on the precise spot vacated by our Painter, was courteously shifted to make way for the original tenant; and in the course of a couple of hours, we were all as much at home as if we had not been away for half-a-day. Here, meanwhile, was our old acquaintance the "Fostat" with her party of gentlemen; yonder the "Zenobia," all ladies; the little "Alice" with Sir J. C. and Mr. W. on board; the "Sirena," flying the stars and stripes; the "Mansoorah," bound presently for the Fayoom. To these were next day added the "Ebers," with a couple of German savants; and the "Bagstones," welcome back from Wady Halfeh. What with arrivals and departures, exchange of visits, exhibitions of sketches, and sociabilities of various kinds, we had now quite a gay time. The Philae gave a dinner-party and fantasia under the very noses of the colossi, and every evening there was drumming and howling enough among the assembled crews to raise the ghosts of Rameses and all his Queens. This was pleasant enough while it lasted; but when the strangers dropped off one by one, and at the end of three days we were once more alone, I think we were not sorry. The place was, somehow, too solemn for "Singing, laughing, ogling, and all that." It was by comparing our watches with those of the travellers whom we met at Aboo Simbel, that we now found out how hopelessly our timekeepers and theirs had gone astray. We had been altering ours continually ever since leaving Cairo; but the sun was as continually putting them wrong again, so that we had lost all count of the true time. The first words w...
Título: A Thousand Miles up the Nile (Volume 1-2)
Editorial: General Books LLC
Año de publicación: 2012
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción General Books, 2010. Condición: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. del artículo: GRP63432159
Descripción General Books LLC, 2012. Paperback. Condición: Good. A few small marks to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. del artículo: mon0007754388