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352 NOTICES OF BOOKS.
By Four M.Jti -Months . M. C In Arey ¦ A...
necessities of Egyptian travel ., Tlie fitting" out of the " Cairo " was not effected by a touch of the magician ' s wand ; and though
the party were singularly fortunate in their dragoman " Mahomed el Adleeh" still they had their full share of worry ,
disappointmentand , vexation . Very pretty must the vessel have been , for our , authoress is not less ready with her pencil than with
her pen , and the book is enlivened with beautiful illustrations , among which the" Cairo "and her crew are frequently represented .
The writer thus describes their floating home for four months . from " Tuesday bow to , stern November and 14 27 th feet . The 2 inches dahabeeh in width ' Cairo There ' is 97 is feet a saloon in length mea- ,
, . s them surin helves g , provided 12 now feet well 7 with inches filled locks ' with ; divans volumes and keys eit and . Two a table ide looking , with in the l - arge g middle lasses drawers , at four which book under six
p 4 suring ersons feet 7 5 , inches mi feet ght 8 inches dine They , under b have y 4 feet difficulties sliding 7 inches , do . ' , the There but two when are others four these 6 cabins feet were 5 , closed two inches mea the by
cooped dimensions up with proved . scarcel it rather y room too of small enoug the . h The to , turn choic round e lay between , or leaving being The the closel stern door y
enso as to adma portion passage as dressing-room . 8 cabin op feet , measures 6 inches 12 and feet here in Selina length . reclines Its available in luxury space , thoug for h dressing frequentl is y abou dis t -
turbed stowed by the , creaking and there of are the drawers rudder . or In the boards further for p stores art the and boxes clothes are cup
under away bed ; and a bath which can never be used . Plenty of windows all round every , provided , with all this curtains is the , shutters , deck and Vene where tians there , and a sk divans ylight
to on tlie either saloon side , . a table Over , a chair or two , ' quarter and an - awning , ' which is spread it are in in calm
boy hold weather ' . primitive At . The the further crew kitchen live end apparatus on is the the large lower for the filter deck crew for , and . the Beyond sleep water upon , in and the the or bow cook the is
s , , towards * the kitchen the bow ' for of the the ' party boat . ' , the The smaller large one mast f in and the lateen stern . yard Twelve is fixed oars
are provided for rowing , and a number of long poles for pushing off from gail the sand painted -banks in . The red dahabeeh and white , the oars and , with and the the flags small fl row ing - aloft boat , and are
the y Arab costumes green on , boar , d , the ' Cairo ; ' makes altogether y a very pretty , dragoman ' turn out . ' and She waiter numbers , Reis , twenty steersman -five , fourteen souls on men board as : crew passengers , cook five and ,
cook " " - We boy had . now spent ten days in the gallant ship , on the waters of the Nile this ever ; and -winding how shall river I tell the of _chaining the "beauty novelty and interest of the new of each style new of life bend the of
deliciousness of the breezes ; ; the clearness of the atmosphere ; the lovel ; y sunrise at about half-past sixand the hues of sunset at half-past
, gorgeous never £ . _ve p . seen m . —crimson them before and gold and , increasing blue , pink and in beauty green , as interming each day led broug as we ht had us
further south ; and of , the moonlight nights , which , we watched till near been nine perfect o ' clock , models and would of prudence have watched and regularity till morning of hours dawned . The , had thermome we not
ter had , mounted to 106 ° in the sun on the deck of the dahabeeh , with a strong breeze blowing , and to 80 ° in the shade ; whilst in Under the earl this y m latter
orning nearl figure , and y to we in a actuall cinder the evening y , thoug began , h it I to alone had feel fallen of col our d , as party while low had at as mid 60 th ° en . -day been we glad were to burnt retire
352 Notices Of Books.
352 NOTICES OF BOOKS .
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), July 1, 1863, page 352, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01071863/page/64/