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By Thomas Stevens

A vintage account of the Victorian journalist who trigger on his bicycle around the globe. the 1st half, quantity 1, From San Francisco to Teheran, is usually on hand on ISBN 978-1847780393.

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The roof the mouth, and they all squat on their hams in rows, some bleeding from the arm, others from the mouth, while the inevitaPersia from those able to afford crowd of onlookers stand around, gazing and giving advice. While the barber is engaged in binding on the wad of cotton, or during any interval between patients, he inserts the handle of the razor between his close-fitting skull-cap and his forehead, letting the blade hang down over his face, edge outward a peculiar disposition of his razor, that he would, no doubt, be entirely at a loss to account for, except that he is following the custom of his As regards the customs of his ancestors, whose trade or fathers.

Pained by thunder and lightning the two advancing columns seem to be dense masses of gray cloud rolling over the surface of the ; and between them is a clear space of perhaps half a mile in The rain-dispensing columns pass me by on either side with muttering rolls of thunder and momentary gleams of lightning, enveloping me in swirling eddies of dust and bewildering atmosIt is plainly to be pheric disturbances, but not a drop of rain. that the united further west, and two columns are seen, however, that it behooves me to don my gossamer rubbers but before being overtaken by the rain, the heads of the flying columns are drawn plain, width.

The tambourinebeating and shouting and hand-clapping of the afternoon is repeated, and every now and then the procession stops to allow one or two of the women to face the bridegroom and favor him with an exhibition of their skill in the execution of the hip-dance. FROM TEHERAN TO YOKOHAMA. 46 The bridal procession is coming down another street, and I stop and obtain a glimpse of the bride but she is completely to try ; enveloped in a naming red shawl, and women. There seems to be little is supported and led by two difference in the two processions, except the preponderance of females in the bride's party everything is arranged in the same order, and women dance at intervals ; before the bride as before the groom.

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