been in my life. How powerful was this feeling was shown by the fact that all Europeans - as a reaction looked alike. I had occasion to inquire my way frequently and on speaking to a man in English or French I would find that he was German, or vise-versa.
A camel-train passes through the narrow street, the great camels having an air of being perfectly superior to it all or even much bored by it. An arab goes (cont. p. 90)
We sailed from Haifa at 5:00 p.m. and the next morning by nine o'clock were in sight of the Delta of the Nile, the fingers of the Great River spreading out into the waters of the Mediterranean. We steam around to the west and enter the inner harbor of Alexandria and anchor not
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so far from the quays. THe harbor is filled with deep sea vessels and with the smaller craft of the Arabs. These small boats with one mast and a triangular sail ass an Oriental element to the life of the harbor. One which is handsomely fitted "shows off" before us. It curves down the wind straight for a great ship, curves gracefully around with the light smoothness of a bird and repeats the performance. An Arab Faquir edges through a crowd of passengers and gives an exhibition of his skill. Live chickens, walnuts, coins and so on appear and disappear, are multiplied and subtracted with a perfect flawlessness that defies the eye and makes the Western sleight-of-hand appear forced or crude indeed.