Title: Narrative of a Year's Journey Through ...
Publisher: Gregg Publishing
Publication Date: 1969
Book Condition: Very Good
0576792039 8vo. 466 pp. Red cloth. Book condition: Very Good. Mild wear to boards. 1/2" tear to folding map in rear. First volume only. Reprint of the 1865 edition. Bookseller Inventory # 14000
Synopsis: 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.1866 Excerpt: ... 33» CHAPTER XVII A Shipwreck--Mascat Then out spoke the captain of our gallant ship, And a well-spoken man was he: "For want of a long-boat we all shall be drowned, And go to the bottom of the sea."--Old Ballad COAST OF THE BATTNAH--CREW AND PASSENGERS--DETAILS REGARDING THE DAHIRAH, DJEBEL-AKHDAR, AND THEIR INHABITANTS' BARlfA--ITS CASTLE--SOWlDAH ISLANDS--A SUDDEN STORM DRIVING BEFORE THE WIND THE SHIP FOtTNDERS SOME ESCAPE IN THE BOAT AND ON A PLANK--FURTHER INCIDENTS OF THE NIGHT--SEVERAL MORE ARE DROWNED--A DESPERATE RESOLUTION AVERTED--WE MAKE FOR SHORE--LOSS OF THE BOAT--A HARD SWIM--NINE COME TO LAND THEIR CONDUCT--OUR WHEREABOUTS--A DREARY MORNING WE BET OUT FOR THE SULTAN'S PALACE AT BATHAT--FARZAH--REFLECTIONS--PALACE OF THE BATHAH--THOWEYNEE AND HIS COURT--RECEPTION--GOOD TREATMENT--AN EVENING WALK THE METEYREE--OUR BOAT--ALMS RECEIVED--MEETING WITH TWO ALBANIANS THEIR STORY--DETAILS REGARDING THOWEYMEE--OUR OWN POSITION--DEPARTURE FROM THE BATHAH VALLEY OF FARZAH--KHABB--Ri'an--'OMANEE IRRIGATION--PORTUGUESE FORTIFICATIONS--SUBURBS OF MATRAH--A NIGHT'S LODGING MATRAH ITS HARBOUR, MARKET, TRADE, AND POPULATION--AN 'OMANEE CANOE ARRIVAL AT MASCAT--OUR HOST--A FRIEND IN NEED--GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF MASCAT AND ITS INHABITANTS--RELIGION--ENGLISH CONSUL--CLIMATE--RESEMBLANCE BETWEEN MASCAT AND 'ADEN--POLICE CHANGES OF FORTUNE--HINDOOS DISCOURSE BETWEEN A NEJDEAN AND A BANIAN--FAIR OUTSIDE THE TOWN--A WALK SOUTHWARDS--MEETING WITH MEN OF ZAKEE--A TRIP--COUNTRY SOUTH-EAST OF MASCAT--CHAIN OF AKHDAR--POTTERIES--VILLAGE OF BESHEYR--RECEPTION--AN EVENING WITH THE CHIEF--VILLAGE ADMINISTRATION--A DANCE--RETURN BY KAMLEE--HEAT--A SHOWER-BATH--FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING THE KINGDOM OF 'OMAN--ITS PROVINCES, POPULATION, AND MILITARY STRENGTH--REVENUES--THE...
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