Image from page 101 of “Six and one abroad” (1914)
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Title: Six and one abroad
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: Thomas, Sidney J., 1868-
Publisher: [Austin, Tex.] Printed by E.L. Steck
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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ght Tivo Rainy Bays in Damascus 87 had just begun to fold her sable tent like the Arab and silentlysteal aAvay. There was no obstruction of cloud or mist norvague suggestion of either. The morning star, dazzling and inthe full splendor of its perihelion, negligenth^ irregular, asthough the hand of God had thrown a bit of plastic gloryagainst the blue east wall, glowed and palpitated from itsplace, Avhile the golden crescent moon sought to reach it withextended graceful arms. This beautiful picture suggested thepresent ascendency of the Mohammedan religion in the Eastand the supremacy of the Star and Crescent. But in a shorttime the purple and crimson heralds of the King of Day ap-peared, and when he arose in majesty and threw all lesserlights into eclipse, I thought of the time that is surely coming,it may be soon or it may be long, when the sun of the Chris-tian religion will arise upon the land of Mohammedanism andthrow its religion into total and eternal eclipse. Six and One Abroad
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CHAPTEE X. Lake Galilee and the City of Nazareth. A desolation of treeless hills and imwatered valleys stretchesfrom the southern limits of the plain of Damascus to the north-ern boundary of Galilee, or the Holy Land proper. It is adesert, uninhabited save by wanderling bands of Bedouinsexcept in an occasional spot where water is found in sufficientquantities to sustain a village. The greater part of the countrylying along the route of the railroad is covered with limestoneboulders so numerous often that they seem to have been sownbroadcast. Sometimes a herd of sheep and a lone and lonesomekeeper relieve the monotony of the waste, and sheepfolds ofboulders rudely thrown together are its only architecture.Caravan roads, those trackless highways that have existedunchanged and unimproved since the time of Abraham, windaround the mountains and across the waddies, and anonin the distance upon these primitive trails slow moving linesof camels may be seen half hidden in the clouds of dust th
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