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Tached to the Minister ble to s suite and as it was impossi be ushered into the Royal presence in the plain garb of a civilian, I was under the necessity of and rigging myself en it, ; 71 Towards noon, we doffing militaire. left the San Jacinto, John P. , of the United States Legation, Captain Crabbe, and several of his officers, being of the party. Propelled by the lusty arms of American sailors, we glided rapidly over the quiet waters of the Golden Horn and Bosphorus ; now wending our way between scores of light caiques, that were cleaving the waters in all directions, and anon passing under the frowning batteries of the Sultan s prodigious gun-ships, that were anchored out in the stream.

Mosques, trees, its the It city was two o clock, p. , when its towering minarets and mournful cypress appeared in the distance ; and how inadequate to the task of describing the scene that then pre sented itself do I feel ! CONSTANTINOPLE. 47 All the glowing fancies which had, for half lifetime, filled magnificence, "Arabian as my mind, of oriental splendor and my so graphically portrayed in appeared to be realized. Nights," the Mil lions of reams of paper and oceans of ink have been consumed, and the human language almost exhausted in faint endeavors to describe the glorious nificent picture afforded Sea of Marmora, by and mag the approach, from the To to Constantinople.

Lieutenant Wainwright and myself calculated the value of the mouth-pieces through which and we came we smoked, to the conclusion that each one could But not be worth less than two thousand dollars. some were far richer than ours, the approximate value of which I would not like to state, lest I be charged with exaggeration. There appeared sparkling pipes, to be a profusion of these gem- notwithstanding each of our for party was served, the German Legation was also served with them, and we must hence conclude that there is a sufficiency on hand to supply any number of embassies that may happen to seek an interview with His Highness, on one and the same day.

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An American Among Orientals by JAMES E. P. BOULDEN, M.D.

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