A Dweller in Mesopotamia

Being the Adventures of an Official Artist in the Garden of Eden

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Author: Donald Maxwell
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,637 / 75 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.5
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 1,262
Added to site: 2006.03.21
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Genre: Travel
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llies. Then we came out into a lighted area at the foot of a mysterious-looking furnace tower, where strangely clad men, not unlike tattered and disreputable monks, were hauling at a great black object, some boiler or piece of machinery.

The workmen on closer view showed that they were dressed in sacking or some such rough material in a sort of tunic. They wore long curly hair and curious hats that looked like Assyrian helmets.

"What race are these men?" I asked the Chief.

"They are the Medes and Persians," he replied.

"And what is that tower?"

"Oh, that--," he paused for a few seconds, "that's Nebuchadnezzar's Fiery Furnace heated seven times hotter."

He was evidently determined to do me well from the point of view of local colour and picturesque Biblical association. I think, however, he missed a chance when later on we saw mysterious writing in Arabic characters upon the wall of an engine house. He should at least have read it out as MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.

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