By Desert Ways to Baghdad - The Original Classic Edition

By Desert Ways to Baghdad The Original Classic Edition This is a high quality book of the original classic edition This is a freshly published edition of this culturally important work which is now at last again available to you Enjoy this classic work

  • Title: By Desert Ways to Baghdad - The Original Classic Edition
  • Author: Louisa Jebb
  • ISBN: 9781486148653
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a high quality book of the original classic edition This is a freshly published edition of this culturally important work, which is now, at last, again available to you.Enjoy this classic work These few paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside Now this method of undertaking a journey might have its disadvantages in what is known as a civilThis is a high quality book of the original classic edition This is a freshly published edition of this culturally important work, which is now, at last, again available to you.Enjoy this classic work These few paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside Now this method of undertaking a journey might have its disadvantages in what is known as a civilised country for here we are all such servers of time that unless we arrange everything beforehand, as everybody else does, we are apt to get pushed aside you must, therefore, take your place in the general hustle and secure your bed and your dinner and your right to look at sights by ticket long before you are in need of them You want to get from one point to another your wish is passed on, and a mule or an araba appears at your door and whether it be punctual, or whether, as is usual in the East, it be late, it is of no consequence, for Time is waiting for you and will wait for ever.But when you lie on your back on a sandy desert with nothing within measurable distance of you, and the rain beats mercilessly down or the wind howls through the crevices of your garments, you are conscious of battling against great primeval forces akin to the unknown elements of your own being you cannot escape from them, for there is no shelter round the corner you are brought up face to face with something fundamental all the little accessories with which we have learnt to shield ourselves fall away, and you are just there, stripped yourself, and in the middle of naked realities.Constantin had lit a fire, and this at once became the centre of our world the door of our tent looked out on it, the muleteers, the Zaptiehs, and our men sat round it, our supper was cooking on it, and we all thought about that the horses and mules, tethered in a semicircle, turned that way and blinked at it far away a jackal saw it and barked.They would be eating their dinner now in the hotel at Brusa just the same as last night the thin young man who had asked us what we should do if it rained, the old lady who wanted to know if we were doing it for pleasure, and the middle aged spinster who thought we had no business to expose ourselves to such dangers unless it were for missionary work.

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