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Title: Southern Arabia Author: Theodore Bent Mabel Bent Release Date: May 22, 2007 [EBook #21569] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK SOUTHERN ARABIA *** Produced by Michael Ciesielski and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at SOUTHERN ARABIA [Illustration: Lafayette, photo. Walker & Boutall ph.
sc. [Signature: Theodore Bent] London.
Published by Smith, Elder & Co.
15, Waterloo Place.] SOUTHERN ARABIA BY THEODORE BENT, F.R.G.S., F.S.A. AUTHOR OF ’THE RUINED CITIES OF MASHONALAND’ ’THE SACRED CITY OF THE ETHIOPIANS’ ’THE CYCLADES, OR LIFE AMONG THE INSULAR GREEKS’ ETC. AND MRS THEODORE BENT _WITH A PORTRAIT, MAPS, AND ILLUSTRATION_ LONDON SMITH, ELDER, & CO., 15 WATERLOO PLACE Sat Apr 01 00:33:39 2017 2 1900 [All rights reserved] PREFACE If my fellow-traveller had lived, he intended to have put together in book form such information as we had gathered about Southern Arabia.
Now, as he died four days after our return from our last journey there, I have had to undertake the task myself.
It has been very sad to me, but I have been helped by knowing that, however imperfect this book may be, what is written here will surely be a help to those who, by following in our footsteps, will be able to get beyond them, and to whom I so heartily wish success and a Happy Home-coming, the best wish a traveller may have. It is for their information that I have included so many things about the price of camels, the payment of soldiers and so forth, and yet even casual readers may care to know these details of explorers’ daily lives. Much...


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