By E., L. Cutts
An account of a trip one of the Assyrians in Turkey and Persia in 1876. the writer, Edward L. Cutts, used to be despatched on a venture of inquiry by means of the Archbishop of Canterbury according to petitions from Assyrians to the Church of britain inquiring for the institution of a challenge to open colleges between them with the intention to lead to their academic and non secular renewal.
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Ourselves thinking it a strange procedure. After the matutinal cup of coffee and roll, we started soon after seven in a carriage for the Pyramids of Therein we made two mistakes we ought to have Gizeh. started an hour earlier, and we ought to have taken a more substantial breakfast. It is a drive of about an hour and a half, or thereabout, through Ismailia (the new quarter of the city), across the Nile by a tubular suspension bridge, and across a cultivated plain, up to the edge The Pyramids are a little within the edge of the desert.
Themselves upon us : Tinkle, tinkle, clash ! It is the water-carrier jingling He carries the water in a great jar at his back, with a shade of green boughs to keep off the his little brass dishes. a long tin pipe projects over his shoulder, and he ; Here pours the water out by a dexterous stoop forward. is a man watering the roads, with the water in a goat-skin sun at his back; he uses the skin of one leg as a spout, and and left over the road if he did jerks the water to right ; would soon be ankle-deep in dust, and the incessant traffic would fill the air with such clouds as to make the street unendurable as it is, the street is connot, the road ; verted into a kind of Rotten Row, and the wheels glide and hoofs prance over it inaudibly.
The house which is called that of Simon the Tanner is built of large stones like those we observed on the north wall of the town, and is clearly of earlier date than the surrounding houses, and is still surrounded by tanneries ; and if not actually the house where Peter lodged and saw the eventful vision, it is probably the same kind of house, and near, if not upon its site. It serves to help us to realise vividly the scene and surroundings of the history. There was a good deal of bustle in the town ; the bazaars were full of people, the streets with strings of asses and A cargo of goods was being loaded on camels on camels.
Christians Under the Crescent in Asia by E., L. Cutts