An American Among Orientals by JAMES E. P. BOULDEN, M.D.


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All CHAPTER At Anchor Babel A Sleeping on Deck Pera A Confused Scene Means Conflagrations A Turkish versus American Firemen , VI. of extinguishing Singular Mode Modern them of showing the Dissatisfaction of the People. AT of length the rattling chain announced the sinking the anchor, and harbor. we came to a standstill in the In connection with the scene which then ensued, I would remark that the Turk, be he a Pasha, or one of the lowest subjects of the realm, scarcely He ever goes below in a ship.

62 bright reveries of Paradise, and luxuriates in a bliss ful oblivion to all dispelling surrounding objects, amid the care- fumes of his pipe. After smoking for awhile, he sips strong coffee out of diminutive cups, which are handed around gene by Greek attendants. rally The drinking beverage always succeeds the use of the pipe which sherbet, cooled by snow from Olympus, taken of; then follows a promiscuous The reader will perceive, written, that, though the of this after ; is par diet. from what we have just Turk has denied himself both food and drink for about fifteen hours, yet his consideration after the expiration of the pre first scribed period of abstinence, As is the everlasting pipe.

Some were far richer than ours, the approximate value of which I would not like to state, lest I be charged with exaggeration. There appeared sparkling pipes, to be a profusion of these gem- notwithstanding each of our for party was served, the German Legation was also served with them, and we must hence conclude that there is a sufficiency on hand to supply any number of embassies that may happen to seek an interview with His Highness, on one and the same day. The tobacco had a very should think, on account of magnificent mouth-pieces delicate its flavor, and I pleasantness and the through which it was whiffed, that the most rigidly abstemious person in the world would have been tempted to take a few puffs.

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