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[Illustration: WE ENTERED THROUGH THE GATE OF JUSTICE.]

A TRIP TO THE ORIENT

The Story of a Mediterranean Cruise

BY ROBERT URIE JACOB

[Illustration]

ILLUSTRATED

THE JOHN C. WINSTON CO. PHILADELPHIA

Copyright 1907, by ROBERT URIE JACOB.

Half tones made by The Photo Chromotype Engraving Co. Philadelphia, Pa.

PREFACE.

"A Trip to the Orient, the Story of a Mediterranean Cruise," by Robert Urie Jacob, has been written at the request of fellow travelers who did not have time to take notes by the way.

One said, "Do not write a guide book nor a love story, but a simple narrative that will recall the incidents and delightful experiences of the tour." Following these suggestions, but with many misgivings, the author has undertaken and completed the work, assisted in the editing and proof reading by Miss Ruth Collins, of the Drexel Institute, and by Miss Anna C. Kauffman.

An interesting feature of the book is the large number of illustrations made from artistic photographs, all of which have been kindly contributed by amateur photographers. It contains nearly two hundred illustrations of views or incidents in Funchal, Granada, Algiers, Malta, Athens, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Cairo, Luxor, Naples, and Nice, reproduced from photographs taken by Mr. L. O. Smith, Rev. G. B. Burnwood, Mr. Charles Louis Sicarde, Mr. Franklin D. Edmunds, Mr. Roberts LeBoutellier, Mrs. Charles S. Crosman, Miss M. Florence Pannebaker, Mr. Walter F. Price, Mr. S. L. Schumo, Mr. George C. Darling, Mr. Howard E. Pepper, Mr. John W. Converse, Mr. C. Edwin Webb, and Mr. Edwin Alban Bailey.

The story was intended specially for voyagers who have visited the same places, but it may be almost equally interesting to those who are planning a similar trip. And those who must stay at home may in these pages be able to look through another's eyes at the places described.

If the book should in any slight way deepen the pleasant memories of those who have made the trip, or if it should give pleasure to those who must picture those scenes only in their imagination, the author will feel that his effort has not been in vain.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER. PAGE.

I. ON THE OCEAN 1

II. FUNCHAL 10

III. GIBRALTAR 24

IV. GRANADA AND THE ALHAMBRA 38

V. THE CITY OF ALGIERS 60

VI. THE ISLAND OF MALTA 82

VII. ATHENS AND THE ACROPOLIS 97

VIII. CONSTANTINOPLE AND SANTA SOPHIA 128

IX. THE SELAMLIK AND THE TREASURY 154

X. FROM THE BOSPORUS TO PALESTINE 179

XI. JERUSALEM 199

XII. THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE 227

XIII. CAIRO AND THE PYRAMIDS 257

XIV. LUXOR AND KARNAK 296

XV. ON THE NILE 327

XVI. NAPLES AND POMPEII 353

XVII. NICE AND MENTONE 378

CHAPTER I.

ON THE OCEAN.

"Have you decided to go?" inquired my friend. Before us on the table lay an illustrated booklet containing the prospectus of a cruise to the Mediterranean. Its contents had been under consideration for some days.

"Yes," I answered, "I will write to day to secure state room accommodations for our party. Nevertheless I am not quite sure that it is wise to take the trip."

"Why?"

"For two reasons. First, are seventy days long enough to make a cruise of nearly fourteen thousand miles and visit so many places? Second, with five hundred passengers will there not be a crowd?"

"Well, those doubts never troubled me. Seventy days is all that can be spared from my business, and much may be seen in that time. As to the number of passengers, every steamer carries its full complement... Continue reading book >>




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