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War in the Garden of Eden

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Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,131 / 141 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.3
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 645
Added to site: 2004.11.15
mnybks.net#: 9299
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: War

Full of intimate glimpses of famous men like Generals Maude and Allenby... crammed with anecdotes rich in human interest.

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g the banks of the river stretched endless miles of date-palms. We watched the Arabs at their work of fertilizing them, for in this country these palms have to depend on human agency to transfer the pollen. At Kurna we entered the Garden of Eden, and one could quite appreciate the feelings of the disgusted Tommy who exclaimed: "If this is the Garden, it wouldn't take no bloody angel with a flaming sword to turn me back." The direct descendant of the Tree is pointed out; whether its properties are inherited I never heard, but certainly the native would have little to learn by eating the fruit.

Above Kurna the river is no longer lined with continuous palm-groves; desert and swamps take their place--the abode of the amphibious, nomadic, marsh Arab. An unruly customer he is apt to prove himself, and when he is "wanted" by the officials, he retires to his watery fastnesses, where he can remain in complete safety unless betrayed by his comrades. On the banks of the Tigris stands Ezra's tomb. It is kept in go

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