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.
Account of the the way Mahomedans, in the which time Ramazan is reckoned in the course of years runs through every season, and that year, (1852) occurring in midsummer, its strict observance was peculiarly trying still, such is the veneration of the Turk for the commands of the prophet of Mecca, ; under the burning rays of an take, in the specified time, no that, amidst all his toil, Eastern sun, he will FONDNESS FOR THE nourishment heights of PIPE. Gl and though, as he labors up the steep Pera and Constantinople, his eye rests, ; almost every moment, upon a marble fountain with its clear yet no gushing water, draught cooling refreshes his fevered thirst.
Of the wealthy Turks have two or three wives, besides several slaves, fairest Turkish Wife generally have but one Wife Valleys of the Arabian Jugglers IX. women who are generally the of Georgia and Circassia ; as a general thing, however, they have but one wife, though the Koran allows them four. The Sultan himself has no more than ber, but at the this last num same time he has between two and three hundred of the most lovely female slaves. The common impression among us can have as port ; many this is is that the Turks wives as they please, or can sup an erroneous idea, as they can never transcend the number specified in the Koran.