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Around the World on a Bicycle, Volume II

From Teheran To Yokohama

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Author: Thomas Stevens
Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 172,893 / 514 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.5
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 2,531
Added to site: 2004.11.16 9372
Genres: Adventure, Travel

unted at the door, and as we pass through the city gate the old sentinel, when told that I am at last starting on the promised journey to Meshed on the asp-i-awhan, supplements this with "Padaram daromad!" (My father has come out!), a Persian metaphorical exclamation, signifying that such wonderful news has had the effect of calling his father from the grave.

The weather has changed again since early morning; it is evidently in a very fitful and unsettled mood; the gray clouds are swirling in confusion about the white summit of Demavend as we emerge on the level plain outside the ramparts, and fleecy fugitives are scudding southward in wild haste. Imperfect but ridable donkey-trails follow the dry moat around to the Meshed road, which takes a straight course southeastward from the city and is seen in the distance ahead, leading over a sloping pass, a depression in the Doshan Tepe spur of the Elburz range. The road near the city is now in better condition for wheeling than at any other time of the year; the



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