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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. 1882 Excerpt: ...to be all ready, if possible, to start the next morning. Having discovered in very brief time these facts, Bessie and her escorts made all haste to regain the Bent-Anat. "Only think," said Bessie, recounting her adventures to the rest, as soon as she was on deck again, "the boat was all deserted except by that stupid Fanny, the maid they engaged in Alexandria! She talks a dozen languages, and understands none. I do wonder they saddled themselves with her." "Mrs. Ford said she was a perfect treasure for washing and ironing," said Mrs. Stuyvesant. "Just think!" said Bessie, "she is making a regular carouse of it now. The saloon is turned into a laundry, and she is drying pocket handkerchiefs and napkins all over the deck. I asked her all sorts of questions, and she only said ' Don't know; don't know.'" "Did you try her in German?" asked Mary. "No; but I do not believe she knows any German that we know any thing about. She says she comes from Try-east." (Trieste). "Well, I hope she will not try west," said Philip. This conversation went on as the proud Bcnt-Anat was sweeping down to Edfoo; without mishap, she was moored to the bank, where she was the only lodger. It was too early for the Second Cataract parties, and too late for most of those who visited only the first, on account of the long stoppage our friends had made at various points. Only the poor Syren was languishing on the bank above. But Bessie and her party esteemed the detention a lucky one, for they owed to it a new meeting with the pleasant English family, whom they now fully expected to find at the temple. Accordingly, they made haste to go ashore. Ernest had altogether recovered the use of his foot; as this was pro...
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