Queer Things About Egypt

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Jazzybee Verlag - 256 pages
This book is filled with varied information about Egypt. Everything is touched upon—the people, their customs, and manner of writing English, descriptions of scenery, history and social conditions—in the manner of a well informed traveler willing to tell all he knows. 1t is an entertaining book, and one which a visitor to Egypt could hardly afford to be without, especially the seekers of recreation in perusing passages of sprightly talk about things new and old, maintained by a man who is likely to have cheered many a table and fireside by his traveler's tales.
 

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Contents

PREFACE The Call of Egypt
1
INTRODUCTION Cairo an Arab City of the Middle Ages
5
ANECDOTES ILLUSTRATING THE EGYPTIAN CHARACTER
12
On the Humours of the Suffragi the Egyptian Servant
23
How Foreigners Live in Cairo
30
Queer Things About Cairo Society
32
The Woes of the Egyptian Housekeeper
34
More about Agenorias Servants
40
The Egyptian State Railways
114
Damietta
120
Rosetta
129
Abûkir and the Battle of the Nile
135
A Visit to the Fayum the Land of a Thousand Days
140
Assyut and Abydos
151
Crossing the Libyan Desert to the Great Oasis
160
The Marvels of the Great Oasis
168

Doing Business with Egyptians
43
The Pasha
51
The Naughty Princess
53
Chips from the Court
56
The Man About Town in Egypt
60
The Humours of the Country Egyptian
64
The Gyps at Home
68
On the Humours of Egyptian Hotels
72
The Egyptians Idea of Serving His Country
81
Of the Humours of Egyptian Donkeyboys
85
On the Most Interesting Things to Buy in Egypt if you have not much to Spend
91
FROM ALEXANDRIA TO ASSUAN
95
Some Reflections on the Forgotten Cleopatra
105
Cleopatras Temple of Denderah
179
Luxor the City of the Lotuseater
183
The Tombs of the Pharaohs at Thebes
189
Hundredpyloned Thebes
195
Three Great Temples Esna Edfu and Komombo
203
Assuan the City of the Idle Wealthy
211
The Great Dam of Assuan
220
Elephantine
223
Philæ the Melted Pearl
227
The Humours and the Beauties of the Nile as seen from Cooks Steamers
232
Life at Luxor
243
The Ruins of Karnak
247
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