Around the World with General Grant: A Narrative of the Visit of General U.S. Grant, Ex-president of the United States, to Various Countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa, in 1877, 1878, 1879. To which are Added Certain Conversations with General Grant on Questions Connected with American Politics and History, Part 1
American News Company, 1879 - 1262 pages
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Taking out a silver rupee , and pointing to the head of the Queen and the imperial
superscription , he asked the dealer whether he would swear that his wares were
worth what was asked . This suggestion led to loud clamors , in which ...
The miscreant who performed this office , a monster with ten heads and twenty
arms , came in the shape of a beggar , and carried off the princess in his chariot
through the air to Ceylon . Rama raised an army and marched upon Ceylon .
The bazaars , in which dealers are crouching ; the holy men and ascetics
covered with ashes ; the maidens , with green and scarlet drapery , carrying huge
water pitchers on their heads ; the beggars ; the brown , naked children rolling in
The mahout sits on the neck , or more properly the head , of the elephant , and
guides him with a stick or sharp iron prong , with which he strikes the animal on
the top of the head . Between the elephant and mahout there are relations of ...
One of the attendants held the kid while the priest sat crouching over it , reading
from the sacred books , and in a half humming , half whining chant blessing the
sacrifice , and as he said each prayer putting some grain or spice or oil on its
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Initially released in two volumes, this work has been combined and abridged by historian Fellman. Young, the European correspondent for the New York Herald, joined the Civil Warrior's entourage as he ... Read full review