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work required, before I four sides of a central court. should leave for England. yard. You como into it We sailed at once, rounding through an aroh way at the Cape Magandam, the Arabian baok, and find a broad flight gate. post of the Gulf, where of stairs on the right hand, it is only twenty-five miles leading to the oool verandah across to the Persian shore, and living-rooms on the first The extremity of the point is floor, which

are well & tattered peninsula of hills raised above the heat of the whose heart is penetrated by ground, and look widely forth deep voloanio fiords, the whole on the harbour. Mrs Resident being joined by a narrow neok was a lady whose kindness of to the mainland to the south- heart extended itself far past ward, On its barren slopes the plane of humanity, and there olings a settlement, said reached down, even, to our to be formed of the last distant and nasty little relremnants of the aboriginal atives, the Apes. She kept, inhabitants of Arabia, children in the courtyard of the Resiof Shem, andilated by the denoy, & collection of the more restless Bedouin blood of Ish- highly-coloured of these creamael, the race now dominating tures. No Thames barge, the remainder of that highly brilliant in red, blue, and undesirable land.

yellow, oan display more It was refreshingly cool at startlingly effective bows, or a

outside the Gulf more originally conceived stern limits, for the Monsoon had decoration than could these “broken." The gracious mois. Simian guardians of the stairs; ture and coolness which the and no bargee ever had such Monsoon brings across the sea a command of the language to India does not actually of exeoration as they. They reach these deserts; but it gnashed their teeth, yearnaffects the whole Indian ooean ingly, at the unfortunate generally, so that every coast- visitor; they leapt and danced line bathed by its waters re- at the full extent of their joices therein. The five days straining waist-chains, aluckthat followed at Maskat, while ing and gibbering at him, or we waited for the mail, were hideously shrieking battle, pleasant enough. There was murder, and sudden death; a good deal of back survey- they seized the hand-railwork to be plotted and reports meroifully a stoat one, and to be written, and the busy they could only just reach it days on board the ship were and shook it in impotent fury. usually ended by cheerful sun- In brief, they put the wind downings at the Residenoy, up you. By closely bugging with tennis and tea. The the wall on the starboard Residenoy was a house, how. hand, and not hauling to the over, to be approached with wind again, antil well past some ciroumspeotion, in spite these dangers, it was, however, of the hospitality of its inbabi- just possible to circumnavigate tants. It is built around the them; and the delightful wel.

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treble awnings. Nothing could when, in September 1507, the be done outside that proteo- Portuguese seized the place tion until about six o'clock in and its riches, and reduced its the evening, when an hour inhabitants to subjection, with might be snatched before dark- no biroumstanoe omitted of nens olosed the scene. Laft audacity and oruelty. There could not therefore be oon- the Portuguese remained, in sidered as a possibility for a complete lordship, until 1622, “naval base," in spite of its when, after a siege of three other decided advantages. months, Hormoz fell, with It was late in Jane when Kishm, before John Company's

steamed baok through ships, aided by a Persian force. Clarence Strait, and anohored Beside the rained fort there at its eastern entrance off the are many ancient tanks, now town of Bandar Abbás, which empty and dry, out into the stands

the mainland rooky heart of the island. In here, and is faced by that the days of its splendid youth, famous island, Hormuz. Basra water for these reservoirs was at the head of the Gulf, and brought off in skins by boat Hormaz at its mouth, are from the river Mipab, ten names to take you back, as miles away. There is no other

Carpot, aooommoisture obtainable, save for panied by Sindbad the Sailor, a saline triokle from the hills to a sandal-scented and roman. after rain. The general aptio past. Until the seventeenth pearance of the little island century Hormaz was the Mart is very remarkable. It oon. of the East, where all the sists of a rounded lump of riohes of India met in ex- hills, with three or four central change with the pearls of conioal peaks, seven hundred Bahrein, with the attars, the feet high. The lower parts, pungent gams, and spicery all completely barren, are of Araby the Blest; with dyed striped, and patohed, garments from Basra, with barred with geological silks and carved work, dam. “dazzle - painting” in oohre agoened weapons, and delioate and red, brown, parple, and filigree of silver and gold buff, while the surmounting from Baghdad the Fortunate.cones, in strong contrast, are Iohabod! The glory has de. pure white. The whole effeot parted, indeed! Not a vestige is that of some monstrous now remains of it all, save dry padding, standing on the blueruins, houses orumbled so small and - white plate of the sea, that the fow poor fishermen over whose apex has been who still cling to the place poured (in pre-war days!) & cannot utilise them as dwell- large jag of thick cream. iuge, but make for themselves A telegram was waiting us rude wigwams of date-palm at Bandar Abbás, which lesves. On a low point above ordered as to Maskat, to the village is the battered but await the next mail steamer, still threatening remnant of a which was bringing written fort built by Albuquerque, orders for further enrvey

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work required, before I four sides of a central courtshould leave for England. yard. You

into it We sailed at once, rounding through an archway at the Cape Magandam, the Arabian baok, and find a broad flight gate-post of the Gulf, where of stairs on the right hand, it is only twenty-five miles leading to the oool verandah aoross to the Persian shore, and living-rooms on the first The extremity of the point is floor, which

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are well tattered peninsula of hills raised above the heat of the whose heart is penetratod by ground, and look widely forth deep voloanio fiords, the whole on the harbour. Mrs Resident being joined by a narrow neok was a lady whose kindness of to the mainland to the south- heart extended itself far past ward, On its barren slopes the plane of humanity, and there olings a settlement, said reached down, even, to our to be formed of the last distant and nasty little relremnants of the aboriginal atives, the Apes. She kept, inhabitants of Arabia, ohildren in the courtyard of the Resiof Shem, andilated by the denoy, a collection of the more restless Bedouin blood of Ish- highly-coloured of these oreamael, the race now dominating tures. No Thames barge, the remainder of that highly brilliant in red, blae, and undesirable land,

yellow, oan display more It was refreshingly cool at startlingly effective bows, or a Magkat, outside the Gulf more originally conceived stern limits, for the Monsoon had decoration than could these “broken.” The gracious mois. Simian guardians of the stairs; ture and coolness which the and no bargee ever had such Monsoon brings a cross the sea a command of the language to India does not actually of exeoration as they. They reach these deserts; but it gnashed their teeth, yearnaffects the whole Indian ocean ingly, at the unfortunate generally, so that every coast- visitor; they leapt and danced line bathed by its waters re- at the full extent of their joices therein. The five days straining waist-chains, cluckthat followed at Maskat, while ing and gibbering at him, or we waited for the mail, were hideously shrieking battle, pleasant enough. There was murder, and sudden death; å good deal of back survey. they seized the hand-railwork to be plotted and reports mercifully & stoat one, and to be written, and the busy they could only just reach it, days on board the ship were and shook it in impotent fury. usually ended by sheerful sun- In brief, they put the wind downings at the Residenoy, up you. By closely hugging with tennis and tea. The the wall on the starboard Residenoy was a house, how. hand, and not hauling to the ever, to be approached with wind again, antil well past some ciroumspection, in spite these dangers, it was, however, of the hospitality of its inbabi- just possible to oiroumnavigate tants. It is built around the them; and the delightful wel.

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treble awnings. Nothing could when, in September 1507, the be done outside that proteo- Portuguese seized the place tion until about six o'oleck in and its riches, and reduced its the evening, when an hour inhabitants to subjection, with might be snatched before dark- no biroumstanoe omitted of ness olosed the scene, Laft audaoity and cruelty. There could not therefore be oon- the Portuguese remained, in sidered as a possibility for a complete lordship, antil 1622, “naval base," in spite of its when, after a siege of three other decided advantages. months, Hormoz fell, with

It was late in June when Kishm, before John Company's we steamed back through ships, aided by a Persian foroe. Clarence Strait, and anchored Beside the ruined fort there at its eastern entrance off the are many ancient tanks, now town of Bandar Abbás, which empty and dry, out into the stands

the mainland rooky heart of the island. In here, and is faced by_that the days of its splendid youth, famous island, Hormuz. Basra water for these reservoirs was at the head of the Gulf, and brought off in skins by boat Hormuz at its mouth, are

mouth, are from the river Mipab, ten names to take you baok, as miles

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There is no other & Magio Carpet, asoom- moistare obtainable, save for panied by Sindbad the Sailor, a saline triokle from the hills to & sandal-scented and roman- after rain.

The general aptio past. _Until the seventeenth pearance of the little island century Hormuz was the Mart is very remarkable. It oonof the East, where all the sists of a rounded lamp of riohes of India met in ex- bills, with three or foar central change with the pearls of conioal peaks, seven hundred Bahrein, with the attars, the feet high. The lower parts, pungent gams, and spicery all completely barren, are of Araby the Blest; with dyed striped, and patched, and garments from Bagra, with barred with & geological silks and carved work, dam. “dazzle - painting" in oohre agooned weapons, and delioate and red, brown, purple, and filigree of silver and gold buff, while the surmounting from Baghdad the Fortunate.cones, in strong contrast, are Iohabod! The glory has de. pare white. The whole effeot parted, indeed! Not a vestige is that of some monstrous now remains of it all, save dry padding, standing on the blueruins, houses crumbled so small and - white plate of the sea, that the few poor fishermen over whose apex has been who still cling to the place poured in pre-war days !) oannot utilise them as dwell- large jug of thick cream. iugs, but make for themselves A telegram was waiting us rude wigwams of date-palm at Bandar Abbás, which lesves. On a low point above ordered to Maskat, to the village is the battered but await the next mail steamer, still threatening remnant of a which was bringing written fort built by Albuquerque, orders for

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como into it We sailed at onoe, rounding through an arohway at the Cape Magandam, the Arabian baok, and find a broad flight gate-post of the Gulf, where of stairs on the right hand, it is only twenty-five miles leading to the oool verandah across to the Persian shore, and living-rooms on the first The extremity of the point is floor, which

which thus

are well å tattered peninsula of bills raised above the heat of the whose heart is penetrated by ground, and look widely forth deep voloanio fiords, the whole on the harbour. Mrs Resident being joined by a narrow neck was a lady whose kindness of to the mainland to the south- heart extended itself far past ward, On its barren slopes the plane of humanity, and there olings & settlement, said reached down, even, to our to be formed of the last distant and nasty little relromnants of the aboriginal atives, the Apes. She kept, inhabitants of Arabia, ohildren in the courtyard of the Resiof Shem, andilated by the denoy, a colleotion of the more restless Bedouin blood of Ish- highly-coloured of these creamael, the race now dominating tures. No Thames barge, the remainder of that highly brilliant in red, blue, and undesirable land.

yellow, oan display more It was refreshingly cool at startlingly effeotive bows, or a Maskat, outside the

more originally oonceived stern limits, for the Monsoon had deooration than could these “broken.” The gracious mois- Simian guardians of the stairs; ture and coolness which the and no bargee ever had such Monsoon brings a cross the sea & command of the language to India does not actually of exeoration as they. They reach these deserts; but it gnashed their teeth, yearnaffeots the whole Indian ooean ingly, at the unfortunate generally, so that every coast- visitor; they leapt and danced line bathed by its waters re- at the full extent of their joioes therein. The five days straining waist-chains, oluckthat followed at Maskat, while ing and gibbering at him, or we waited for the mail, were hideously shrieking battle, pleasant enough. There was murder, and sudden death; a good deal of back survey- they seized the hand-railwork to be plotted and reports meroifully a stoat one, and to be written, and the busy they could only just reach it, days on board the ship were and shook it in impotent fary, . usually ended by cheerful sun- In brief, they put the wind downings at the Residenoy, up you. By closely hugging with tennis and tea. The the wall on the starboard Residenoy was a house, how. hand, and not hauling to the ever, to be approached with wind again, antil well past some biroumspection, in spite these dangers, it was, however, of the hospitality of its inbabi- just possible to oiroumnavigate tants. It is built around the them; and the delightful wel

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