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Mystic London

or, Phases of occult life in the metropolis

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Published: 1875
Language: English
Wordcount: 97,228 / 230 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.7
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,653
Added to site: 2008.05.27
mnybks.net#: 21016
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Non-fiction, Occult
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And now "Eastward ho!" for "experiences" in Bethnal Green.

CHAPTER II.

EAST LONDON ARABS.

Notwithstanding my previous experiences among the Western tribes of Bedouins whose locale is the Desert of the Seven Dials, I must confess to considerable strangeness when first I penetrated the wilderness of Bethnal Green. Not only was it utterly terra incognita to me, but, with their manifold features in common, the want and squalor of the East have traits distinct from those of the West. I had but the name of one Bethnal Green parish and of one lady--Miss Macpherson--and with these slender data I proceeded to my work, the results of which I again chronicle seriatim.

Passing from the Moorgate Street Station I made for the Eastern Counties Terminus at Shoreditch, and soon after passing it struck off to my right in the Bethnal Green Road. Here, amid a pervading atmosphere of bird-fanciers and vendors of live pets in general, I f

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