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ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLD

UNIFORM WITH THIS VOLUME

A BOOK OF DISCOVERY BY M. B. SYNGE

THE WORLD'S STORY BY E. O'NEILL

[Illustration]

ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLD

BY G. E. MITTON

AUTHOR OF

"THE BOOK OF LONDON" "IN THE GRIP OF THE WILD WA" ETC.

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WITH 12 DRAWINGS IN COLOUR AND 120 IN CRAYON BY

A. S. FORREST

LONDON: T. C. & E. C. JACK, Ltd. 35 PATERNOSTER ROW, E.C. AND EDINBURGH

TO

JIM

CONTENTS

CHAP PAGE

I. WHICH WAY? 1

II. REALLY OFF! 20

III. FIERY MOUNTAINS 36

IV. THE STRANGEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD 51

V. THE HIGHWAY OF EGYPT 65

VI. A MIGHTY MAN 75

VII. THE CITY OF KINGS 85

VIII. ON THE NILE 95

IX. A MILLION SUNRISES 109

X. A WALK ABOUT JERUSALEM 120

XI. THE COUNTRY OF CHRIST'S CHILDHOOD 139

XII. AN ADVENTURE 147

XIII. THE GATEWAY OF THE EAST 153

XIV. THE DEPTHS OF THE OCEAN 168

XV. A TROPICAL THUNDERSTORM 179

XVI. A SACRED TREE 192

XVII. UNWELCOME INTRUDERS 203

XVIII. THE CAPITAL OF INDIA 218

XIX. TO THE DEATH! 235

XX. A CITY OF PRIESTS 242

XXI. THE GOLDEN PAGODA 250

XXII. THE KING'S REPRESENTATIVE 264

XXIII. THE CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE 271

XXIV. ON A CARGO BOAT 278

XXV. JIM'S STORY 291

XXVI. THROUGH EASTERN STRAITS AND ISLANDS 304

XXVII. THE LAND OF THE LITTLE PEOPLE 320

XXVIII. IN A JAPANESE INN 332

XXIX. THOUSANDS OF SALMON 345

XXX. THE GREAT DIVIDE 358

XXXI. ON A CATTLE RANCH 371

XXXII. THE GREAT LAKES 382

XXXIII. OLD FRIENDS AGAIN 388

INDEX 395

PLATES IN COLOUR

THE MIGHTY SEATED FIGURES AT ABU SIMBEL Frontispiece

FACING PAGE

SHE IS ON THE POINT OF LEAVING HER COUNTRY, PERHAPS FOR EVER 24

ENGLISH SOLDIERS CLIMBING THE PYRAMIDS 56

JEWS' WAILING PLACE, JERUSALEM 128

SWAYING ITS LEAN UNLOVELY BODY TO AND FRO IN TIME WITH THE TUNE 200

A CARPET SHOP, DELHI 224

THE GOLDEN PAGODA 256

A BURMESE PLAY 288

A VILLAGE BUILT ON PILES, SUMATRA. LITTLE BROWN BOYS PLAY ABOUT AND FISH 312

OUR DINNER IN A JAPANESE INN 336

INDIANS AS THEY ARE NOW 376

THE FALLS OF NIAGARA 388

[Illustration: STRANGE BRIDGE AT MARSEILLES.]

ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLD

CHAPTER I

WHICH WAY?

When you have noticed a fly crawling on a ball or an orange has it ever occurred to you how a man would look crawling about on the earth if seen from a great height? Our world is, as everyone knows, like an orange in shape, only it is very much larger in comparison with us than an orange is in regard to a fly... Continue reading book >>




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