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The Luck of Thirteen Wanderings and Flight through Montenegro and Serbia   By: (1882-1944)

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[Illustration: JO AT THE MACHINE GUN.]

THE LUCK OF THIRTEEN

WANDERINGS AND FLIGHT THROUGH MONTENEGRO AND SERBIA

BY

MR. AND MRS. JAN GORDON

WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND A MAP TAIL PIECES BY CORA J. GORDON COLOUR PLATES BY JAN GORDON

NEW YORK E.P. DUTTON AND COMPANY 681 FIFTH AVENUE 1916

PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED LONDON AND BECCLES, ENGLAND

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

INTRODUCTION 1

II. NISH AND SALONIKA 10

III. OFF TO MONTENEGRO 20

IV. ACROSS THE FRONTIER 31

V. THE MONTENEGRIN FRONT ON THE DRINA 47

VI. NORTHERN MONTENEGRO 66

VII. TO CETTINJE 85

VIII. THE LAKE OF SCUTARI 99

IX. SCUTARI 105

X. THE HIGHWAY OF MONTENEGRO 122

XI. IPEK, DECHANI AND A HAREM 145

XII. THE HIGHWAY OF MONTENEGRO II 169

XIII. USKUB 182

XIV. MAINLY RETROSPECTIVE 198

XV. SOME PAGES FROM MR. GORDON'S DIARY 213

XVI. LAST DAYS AT VRNTZE 227

XVII. KRALIEVO 244

XVIII. THE FLIGHT OF SERBIA 263

XIX. NOVI BAZAR 284

XX. THE UNKNOWN ROAD 299

XXI. THE FLEA PIT 315

XXII. ANDRIEVITZA TO POD 328

XXIII. INTO ALBANIA 341

XXIV. "ONE MORE RIBBER TO CROSS" 359

INDEX 377

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

COLOURED PLATES

FACING PAGE

Jo at the Machine Gun Frontispiece

The Ipek Pass in Winter 140

Retreating Ammunition Train 276

Albanian Mule drivers Camping 354

HALF TONE PLATES

Out patients 4

Shoeing Bullocks 4

Peasant Women in Gala Costume, Nish 20

Serb Convalescents at Uzhitze 28

Serb and Montenegrin Officers on the Drina 58

A Concealed Gun Emplacement on the Drina 58

Peasant Women of the Mountains 76

A Village of North Montenegro 76

Jo and Mr. Suma in the Scutari Bazaar 110

Christian Women hiding from the Photographer 112

Scutari Bazaar and Old Venetian Fortress 112

Disembarkation of a Turkish Bride 114

Governor Petrovitch and his Daughter in their State Barge 114

In the Bazaar of Ipek 162

Street Coffee Seller in Ipek 162

A Wine Market in Uskub 184

Big Gun passing through Krusevatz 194

In patients 202

Broken Aeroplane in the Arsenal at Krag 220

Where the "Plane" fell 220

House near the Arsenal damaged by Bombs 220

Peasant Women leaving their Village 260

Serb Family by the Roadside 260

The Flight of Serbia 266

Unloading the Benedetto , San Giovanni di Medua 364

Route Map of the Authors' Wanderings At end of text

THE LUCK OF THIRTEEN

INTRODUCTION

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