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Letters and Journals of Samuel Gridley Howe: The Greek Revolution: (1)

Howe, Samuel Gridley

ISBN 10: 1150073306 / ISBN 13: 9781150073304
Published by General Books, N/A, 2010
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Title: Letters and Journals of Samuel Gridley Howe:...

Publisher: General Books, N/A

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: N/A

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: Reprint.

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. THE CRETAN FAILURE Grabousi, Thursday, September 1st, 1825. Very sick Friday and Saturday last, but medicines promptly taken restored me on Sunday. A vessel which was to sail on Saturday having waited for me, I got on board Sunday night, and after an uncomfortable passage of two and onehalf days, we arrived here yesterday morning. Found young Kallerges in command of the fortress, who received us kindly. The Cretans have risen in two provinces, and the others are ready. On our passage we were much troubled by a strange sail with all the appearance of a Turkish corsair, and were obliged to flee with sail and oar. The first sight of Grabousi was splendid. A little island, entirely of rocks, rises abruptly from the sea. On its summit is built the fortress. To the west the rocky wall is two hundred feet perpendicular, and on all the other sides, where nature has not made it inaccessible, art has reared such walls that it is almost impregnable. There are forty-six brass cannon, water, wheat, corn, dried provisions, etc., enough for many years. It cannot be cannonaded or bombarded to advantage from sea or land, and is every way a great gain to the Greeks, who may now with confidence call on the islands to rise, since here is a place of refuge in case of need. Kallerges (a youth of twenty-two, of a rich Greek family), who captured it, now commands the place, and will do so until some other person supersedes him. Metaxas is the man talked of at Napoli. We get here but a small variety to eat; hardly any fruit or vegetables, for things are so unsettled that the inhabitants will not bring them off. September 2d. My wounded are but five in number, only one hurt badly. My quarters are two miserable rooms, where I must pass my time for some weeks to come. Kallerges...

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