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Mrs. , ] and Mr. Herbert AN AMERICAN PHYSICIAN Allen, and just before we reached a particularly dangerous place in the mountains near Madjidlu, where the road was only a goat-path along the edge of a precipitous slope, he told me what had happened there on his former journey. The ladies were riding in moffahs large boxes with canopies hung on each side of a mule, some tipping of whose pack-saddle caused him to place a hind foot too near the edge of the path; the earth gave way, and down went the beast, head over heels, in spite of Garabed s hold on the halter.

These villagers were far from civilization and had probably never seen a lamp with a chimney before. They gazed open-mouthed, then ran back of the house to call the women to see the wonderful light and the beau The tiful things the foreigner had brought. women in turn ran out to call the neighbors, and to the come and soon there were lined up against the wall about a dozen men, picturesque in their white felt caps and colored turbans, black and gold jackets, gaudy silk shirts, and wide straight [ 26 ] trousers.

Through, making a puddle on the earthen floor; by a lot of poles were laid against the wall, thus forming a chicken coop; here, too, were a wooden harrow, and a plow of the kind used in close the time of Virgil branch of a tree. a little more than the forked To the left was a large fireplace and an immense copper pot in which was stewing something which emitted a very offensive odor. A small jirak, or native lamp made of a piece of which had been turned up and then burned in and the edges the fire, was on the A dip wick hanging clay flattened shelf over the fireplace.

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